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LIN_5703-Edit-2Spotted at the Independence Mine in Alaska


Wooden Boat Part 2

And here is another version of the same wooden boat!


Wooden Boat Part 1

My favorite boat at Kachemak Bay was this one. In fact, it was the one that caught my eye from the road as we headed into Homer. I would love to know its story!


Beachcomber

Another peaceful morning walking at the beach. . .

 


Alone, but not

Whenever we visit a beach, I always enjoy watching and photographing shorebirds, which are so comfortable amidst the crowds of people. I managed to get this shot as the crowds momentarily seemed to dissipate by the Huntington Beach Pier.

 


Building Art

Spotted in Newport Beach on the side of a building that housed a barbershop and other businesses.


A Quiet Scene

Another view at the Eagle River Nature Center.

 


Alaska Summer Scene

The gorgeousness of summer in Alaska!


More Green

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).



Your Basic Alaska-ness

Everywhere you look you see this GREEN! We were there only a few weeks ago, but I imagine that there are spots of fall color already. Summer is short and INTENSE!


The Book Club

It is a photography paradox to me that many, many, many of my favorite photos were taken on Southern California beaches- when I spent so much of my adult life disliking Southern California (the crowds and the TRAFFIC!). There is something about the serenity of the water and the white sand that appeals to my eye. I remember looking at this trio of ladies with their hats and cover-ups and thinking they looked like my kind of people- so I titled it “The Book Club.”


Still There

Since our daughter’s family moved to Alaska two years ago, they’ve really learned their way around!  Caitlin drove us up to Hatcher’s Pass one day to see the what remains of Alaska’s Independence Gold Mine (now a state park). There was a beautiful view and wonderful old buildings.  I realized when we were there that this is the third old mine we’ve toured in the last year- and it was definitely the best!


Floating Lady

This mini iceberg reminded me of a reclining ice maiden floating in the glacial waters of Spencer Lake.


Glacier!

The day before we flew home from Alaska, we took a 10-15 minute Alaska Railway train ride (fun!) with our family to the trailhead for the walk to Spencer Glacier. This spectacular glacier cascades down the mountain to Spencer Lake and these magnificent icebergs.  When I converted this photo to black and white, the mountain behind disappeared in shadow, giving the impression of a night view.


Low Tide

We were lucky to have a great view from our little hotel in Homer. I especially was fascinated by the beach at low tide, which is displayed in this evening view of the Homer Spit with the mountains and glaciers in the background.