Driving through British Columbia and Yukon Territory is like breaking into a zoo after hours and tearing down the fences. Animals roam everywhere, seeming to prefer the middle of the Alcan highway. It helps to break up the monotony of the 40 hours of driving it takes to make it from Seattle to the Alaskan border.
This week we traveled over to Reno, spent two nights at Circus Circus in their mid-week absurdly cheap rooms, then we headed down the 395, eager to get out of the city. We camped two nights and spent three days between Reno and Mohave, landing tonight in a hotel because seriously….we were filthy and tired. Too tired to post more than pics…but then again, it is just a Scenic Sunday.
This week Destini spent some time in Portland with my oldest daughter, Heather…the snow finally melted at the cabin and we started our summer of work (disguised heavily as play)…and I continue to fall madly in love with our new baby goat Pluto. I never thought I’d be one of those goat people…I’ve crossed a line somewhere along the way.
We spent most of the day trapped in the house by two friendly bull moose who just don’t realize that next Fall, they may be dinner. The mistake is, when they are babies they are so darn cute that we just ignore them…don’t try to scare them off. Well eventually they grow up and become, well, a bit intimidating at the front door.
Robin and I trudged through the cemetery in Ninilchik, Alaska in the week hours of the night on St. Patrick’s Day 2013 to achieve these pictures. The auroras were floating directly above, to the north, south, east and west. They were everywhere. Robin lay in the snow on her back, reaching her hand up to see if she could touch them…they felt that close.
The kids and I made an evening trip to the Ninilchik Beach today under the false pretense that Spring was just around the corner and the sun that shone so brightly might ACTUALLY BE WARM!!! We walked briskly, snapped quickly, and jogged back to the truck with frozen hands and toes. We’ll give it another month and try again…or maybe tomorrow. 😉
This weeks Scenic Sunday is created entirely by Robin Riley, age 15. This summer Robin set her sights on a camera and did what it took to get it. She babysat, cleaned house, and begged to save the $600.
And you can see here why she was so eager to get her hands on it. The girl has skills!
Almost every day in the summer months…and sometimes in the winter too…I walk along the shores of the Cook Inlet here in Ninilchik, Alaska. After a big storm is the best time since you find more treasures…some would call them junk. I like to photograph them as they sit, untouched…and continue on my way. Here are some of last weeks finds. I always wonder…what’s the story here?
I looked for a message…
I found this roll of duct tape on April 8th
And on April 10th I found that same roll of duct tape had taken a beating by the tide!