Monday, April 27, 2009

Some Sunshine in SE

Coming home wasn't too hard this time. Juneau was beautiful with no rain in sight. Coming back to Hoonah today on the ferry was just as terrific, the water was flat, and you could see for miles. I was really surprised we didn't see any whales though. We're supposed to have sun and warm weather all week. That will make getting the boat cleaned and back in the water so much easier. When we left we had about 3 feet of snow in the yard, now we have a yard, and the driveway that was more of a ski slope is all gone!
This is the light house at Point Retreat. This is where Lynn Canal and Chatham Strait come together. Usually there are whales feeding in this area.
Same location, just facing the opposite direction.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Some Bass Fishing

Frank, Josh, Fulfer and Coach got a little bass fishing in while I was in Long Beach. They just happened to be in the middle of a bass tournament when Fulfer caught this nice one:
The "boys" finally got over their fishing itch and got a sunburn to go with it!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Not Just Sagebrush

So many people pass through Eastern Washington and say, why do you like it there, there is nothing there but sagebrush! I've always loved this area, especially this time of year when everything is turning green and starting to bloom. Frank and I were driving back to Coaches from Richland today, near Rattlesnake Mountain (tallest mountain in the US without trees!) when I noticed these purple flowers blooming. Soon there will be cactus along the ground blooming too. If you look close you see all kinds of small wonders.Close up they are so delicate, but the wind is really hard on them, but they still endure.
You can see how dry the ground is, so they don't need a lot of water, and there is tumble weeds blowing all around and over them.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Brown Bear Fishing

videoI had been meaning to upload this video for a while now, but haven't had a fast enough internet connection to get it done until now. This was taken last fall while Sven and Frank were fly fishing.

A Taste of Spring

I'm cheating, since spring wouldn't come to us, we had to go to it! It's so nice to see all the cherry trees, daffodils and tulips in bloom. It's nice not having to wear my winter coat and rain boots! I'm hoping while we are here spring will sneak into Alaska and melt all of the snow.

I didn't see any baby chicks yet, but I don't think it will be too much longer. This is the duck pond at Columbia Park in Kennewick, WA
The geese are pretty intimidating when you are only 1 years old, especially in that big group by the pond, but one on one is a totally different story!