When Alaska gets winter, it does take a while before it breaks fully into spring. On Tuesday, snow fell all across the state. Here, in N. Kenai, Wednesday looks a lot like it might rain. Which will start the breakup cycle for sure! Although, we may get more snow for a bit. I'm loving it! One of the cool things about winter is seeing shapes in the trees. I had no idea this tree had a branch curling around itself!!
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Monday, March 27, 2017
of a century. Years full of wonderful, sobering, incredible experiences. In the last months, I've learned more of some of those things Mum was a part of. What an amazing life she has had so far. But, today? Today, we celebrate Mom!
Mum got the proofs for her 6 page rhyming book dedicated to her sister, Marilyn, on Saturday. A wonderful gift for her 75th birthday.
“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” Dr. Seuss
Just a few photos from the end of March. Chickadees--still haven't quite got them eating from my hand yet! Nuthatches who are much braver than a chickadee. And squirrels. Am not sure which one I have in the photos, but there was a squirrel burying sunflower seeds in the snow!
Sunday, March 19, 2017
In one of the versions of Beauty and the Beast by Robin McKinley, the main character, Beauty, asks the magic for birds. She didn't ask for moose, but I reckon this critter could be the beast! Although, she is a very pretty girl.
She hung out in the yard for quite a while. When I went down to get the paper, I noticed she had better traction than I did on the icy drive! She also nibbled on the trees she could reach on both sides as she strolled. I didn't take photos of her as she left the yard, I took most of these from the porch or close to the garage when I went out to get more seed for the birds. She may be a lovely lady, but she is not a tame beast.
Sunday, March 05, 2017
OK, this first one isn't my niece, but it is VERY cute snow. Loved how his antlers turned into a sort of a curl! I took his nose and smile off before we left the house, but his picture will last for always!
Lee, Janet, and JaLeen brought mom her dog, Obi. Mum was very glad to have her dog home, Mittens comes back on Tuesday. JaLeen played in the snow for a bit, so I took some pictures. I had thought about it earlier, but well, I don't have snow gear and that wind made it really cold! She looked like she enjoyed herself-the neighbors were out on snowmachines, too! They didn't manage to stay in the range of my camera so I could have both kinds of sleds in the photos I was taking. No matter, they'll be back!
This first picture made me laugh. She tripped into the snow as I snapped the photo thru the glass. You can see her hair is flipped up as she dropped down.
Friday, March 03, 2017
Will be heading out north on Saturday. Yes, mom is moving back home after a bit more than 4 months. It has been wonderful being in a house in town. The last time I lived in 'town' was in 6th grade. We were in a trailer park on Beaver Loop across from Borgan's. Not sure who lived in the BIG house on the corner, but that was town in 76. Being in the middle of town is different. It is pretty handy! I never thought I'd say this, but Kenai isn't bad at all!!!
However, this sojourn has come to an end. It is amazing how much debris one can acquire in just weeks. I will get to wander a bit more in the snow, so stay tuned for MORE snow pictures from this great land!!! (granted, you may get them all at once, but so be it!) The following photos are backwards, from March 2 to Feb 28th and back to March....or thereabouts.
This one needs edited to remove the spots, but I wanted to make sure the sharp needle like tips on these icicles could be seen. Some may have been good for taking blood tests!
We celebrated Jacit's birthday with cupcakes from JaLeen's! So handy having two kids born in the same week!
Steve sent me a box for our anniversary and I got it on Dr. Seuss's birthday!! It had nice surprises inside! (Feb 18 was our 28th)
Not sure when I'll be able to update as the technology out north is less than stellar. Thankfully, it isn't dial up anymore!!! (that was 3 years ago) Stay tuned!!!