Friday, March 28, 2008

Old Wasilla Townsite

Schoolhouse and bell

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Random Shots From Random Wandering

Ravens in snow from a week or so ago.

The lure of the Nomad enticed me as far as Knik today.
Someone was heading out to check out the boat upclose.
Icy inlet
Pretty in blue
Loved the reflection of both the mountains and clouds in the water.
Pretty day
Clouds reflecting in the water.
Historic Iditarod Trail Marker

This part of the trail is still covered in snow
The mushers museum is inside
See, I couldn't resist stopping one more time to take a shot of the Nomad on my way back from on out the road.
Blue tarp!

Duct tape!

Friday, March 07, 2008

Warm temps, then toss in some rain and you get...

Alaska skies, gotta love 'em. Not quite so pretty down below 'em, however.

Standing water around the little cache in the front yard. Some of it is icy, some just plain ol' water puddles.
Amazing. Only a couple days ago, my driveway was almost a solid sheet of ice.
Longer view of the front yard from the garage door.
Mountains couldn't make up their mind whether to come out and visit or...

....disappear into the clouds.
One of those days where it was tough to decide where the mountains ended and the sky began.
Breakup seems to be trying really, really hard to come to Idita-Park, which is at the foot of my hill.
Just in case you can't tell, the rocks and trees are sitting in a mini-lake of ice melt.
Looking down the road in the general direction of Borden's condo, a ditch of water stands where snow machines ran only a few days ago.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

What a little warm weather can do

Not sure if this was taken Tuesday or Wednesday, but the meltdown had started.
Even Tue/Wed, the front yard was beginning to lose its snow cover.
Taken today, just a few hours ago. What looks like snow is largely just a crust of ice, I might note.
Betty's spruce.... I could almost walk out to it again, Betty, at least if I didn't mind getting my feet wet!
Today's view of the front yard with standing puddles of water.