Ernie didn't have a goshawk in his bathtub, but am sure this bird of prey would sing this song if he could! Mum has had these hawks visit last year and this year is no exception. The ducks, although segregated, hang together when the webbed feet hit the muck. Here they are squawking about the hawk holding one of their own.
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Friday, July 24, 2015
Loving the colors running rampant across the Kenai!
But, those days are drifting away..many of the fireweed flowers are on the last flowers on their stalk. The long thin parts are seed heads. Am glad this is only on the smaller flowers. The larger ones are about three quarters into their bloom time.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Yup, it was so nice and warm out, I was barefoot in the kayak again. I love nights (and days) when the temps are in the high 60's and the sun is shining bright!
Monday, July 20, 2015
Since mum's church gets out around 12:30, we often have snacks afterwards. Well, this Sunday, we had salmon! It was sooo goood! After church, we went to a different bluff spot to see what we could see. Erik's Park is always so crowded!
I cannot put this comment above this photo of the bluff erosion, so I will add it here. PIFFLE. The bluff along the inlet has been eroding for a very long time. It is almost startling when you see it, you don't often expect a scene like this, even when you know it is happening. On the other side, however, there is a path to the beach.
The young man who had caught our 'snack' fish for lunch had taken his tennie runners and fishing pole and climbed down the bluff to see if he could catch some more.He hadn't had his hook in the water for more than 5 minutes before he had one ready to land. It made me smile, all those folk down below with nets and this guy is leisurely catching dinner, one fish at a time.
NOTE: am sorry for the odd formatting on this post. I do not get what happened.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
When you send to your kids to the store in North Kenai, they go in style!
It was an absolutely stunning day on Saturday, July 11. The beach was so warm people were even able to sprawl out on the rocks! Fisher folk were checking their nets and, although there weren't many fish, we did get to see them bring in a few.
I like this photo below. It shows the definite march of summer. When I arrived at the end of May, the lupine were in bud. In the picture, those same lupine are now done. Their seed pods are split open and empty. The fireweed is in mid season, with only a few more blooms left to go. A bit startling, when you stop to think about it!
Today I took a lot of bird photos. It is Tuesday. This little immature junco is so innocent, he actually jumped onto my hand before he flew off! He is lucky I wasn't a cat.
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Dipnetting on the Kenai has started. The 3 weeks that most of Kenai gazes at the funny people out in the water gathering fish like fools. Yes, some of these folks are legitimate fishermen, adding to their larders for the next year. Others are just there for the thrill. Even more are coming in as illegals. People NOT from Alaska who think to add to their repertoire of Alaskan fun. There are a large portion from the Anchorage area. Which is a huge sore spot with those of us from the Kenai. We love our beaches and for 4 weeks they are a MESS! I'll add to this topic as the season goes on. And I hope some of my Kenai friends will comment on this, the blog, instead of just on the FB link!
The flowers are rushing to bloom! The lupine of a few weeks back already have seed pods ready to burst, the daisies here look great, but many are dying back, and the fireweed is reaching for the sky in pink spires. (note: the yellow is an arnica.)
This fireweed below is almost as tall as I am. I'm 5'2" and the tallest spire is almost to the top of my head! That would be a LOT of snow~
Once he was finished, he flew off all clean and fluffy. It was fun to watch!