This photo was also taken at the Eagle River Nature Center and is probably close to what Alaska looks like right now. It was taken on our Thanksgiving visit in 2016.
One of our favorite places to walk is the Nature Center in Eagle River- a gateway to Chugach State Park. I have posted many photos taken there in the last couple years. It’s always beautiful, and it’s about five minutes from our daughter’s house!.
Another view of the Portage Glacier
The Portage Glacier!
I’m posting photos of Beautiful Alaska all week. This is a bridge seen on the walk to Spencer Glacier.
As we walked around Courthouse Square a week ago, the branches over our heads formed an arch so the autumn leaves could greet each other.
Watson Pond was a quiet blend of sunshine and deep shade as we approached it on our walk. The ducks quickly swam away when they heard us coming, so I had to be content to photograph them from a distance.
The bent and broken tree branches reminded me of a tall slide (the kind I was always afraid my kids would fall from when they were little)- and the whole scene looked like somewhere I would have loved to play when I was a little girl. This was taken on a walk in Watson Woods last weekend. The trees have just started to change color here- it’s a race to see if the temperatures drop before the leaves all fall!
There is a really nice area in Oak Creek Canyon that we are usually never able to get into, but, on our way to Flagstaff two weeks ago, we were thrilled to see that traffic was not backed up along the road and that there were parking spaces available in the lot. We didn’t have a lot of time, but we were able to walk along the path for about a half hour or so. The leaves were just beginning to turn, and the overcast skies certainly contributed to the feeling that autumn had arrived.
After we crossed a walking bridge, we encountered a cute dog and his family, and I thought his white and black coat made a nice contrast to the orange, brown, and green fall scene.
And just because I can, here is the same photo with some painterly effects added.
Spotted along the trail at the nature center in Homer, Alaska
The heavy monsoon rains have brought an amazing array of wildflowers and grasses to Willow Lake this year, creating a different look from previous summers. I don’t know what these pink flowers are (someone will tell me), but they were everywhere.
We went out a couple times last week (me balancing trekking poles and camera and backpack), and each time my photo shoot was curtailed by thunderstorms. I hear that monsoon season is over now, but I’m not counting on it!
Another view at the Eagle River Nature Center.
The gorgeousness of summer in Alaska!
More Alaska today! This was taken on the trail at the beautiful Eagle River Nature Center (just down the road from where our daughter’s family lives).