Thursday, May 29, 2008

Denali Park Trip

The weather for our trip to the Denali Park area was just perfect.
Denali could be seen from miles away, which is not always the case.

As we drove into higher altitudes, I got to see snow which has not melted yet. In May, no less!

Some of the rivers and streams were also still frozen in places.

Much of the brush was still brown but by the end of the week things were starting to "green". The train coming thru was very colorful against the drab background.

We were lucky to see lots of different animals. I did not have the best camera for the animal shots. Maybe I need to invest in a camera with ZOOM before the next trip. This is a moose.

Caribou grazing close to the road.

A squirrel in a spruce tree or maybe a fir tree.

A grizzly bear in the distance where I hoped he would stay.

Rabbits literally lined the road. You could have caught one with a dip net out the car window.

A redheaded bird walking down the road.

If you look closely at the center of the picture you will see two white spots which are Dahl sheep. They were high on the side of a mountain.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Approaching Anchorage

What a wonderful trip to Alaska! The above picture was made during the final approach to Anchorage. The snow on the mountains was gorgeous out the window of the plane. But the best sight was of the four people who claimed me at the baggage carousel and the tight hugs and such sweet kisses from my darling little granddaughters. What a welcome!

Then we were off to Wasilla with a slight detour thru Wendy's to feed a starving Mammaw and get french fries for the girls who had already had supper. Needless to say, it was a late night for all of us which spilled over into over a week of upset nighttime schedules for me and for the grands. With the sun still high overhead most of the night, I was wired and ready to go. It would not do for me to have daylight all the time. I would never sleep.

On Saturday, I was treated with a fantastic road trip to Denali Park (Mt. McKinley). I will write about that trip later in case anyone is reading this besides myself. Don't want to bore anyone with lenghty details.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Doggy Beauty Shop

Fancy got her summer cut today. Isn't she just the cutest thing?

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Another Booth

I just got home after opening a second booth at Grannie's Attic. It seems I have become addicted to shopping for the booth and my living room was overflowing with boxes. What a wonderful hobby for me. It takes very little creative talent which I am very short on. And I am having FUN!

Thursday, May 08, 2008