Friday, February 26, 2010

After the snows at Wasilla Lake

Honest, I had no intentions of going for a swim, so no warning necessary.

If you click on this one, check out the icicles hanging from the light front left.

Across the lake toward Fred Meyers, where I'd just been.

They're supposed to be doing outhouse races here tomorrow somewhere. I'll assume the lake, but looking at all the snow that has piled up, sure glad it isn't me that's going to be dragging around an outhouse on skiis.

Mountains in the sky.....oh, my.....

Thursday, February 25, 2010

The predicted snow arrives

The forecast last night was for snow and they were right. The white "spots" are some of the huge flakes that were falling much of the day. I'm just hoping that most of it falls on Willow and points on out the Iditarod Trail because they're the ones who really want and need this stuff. I've got to admit, shhh, that I was sorta enjoying breakup, tho' newly fallen snow has a beauty all of its own, too.

The view out the backdoor.

The view across the front yard taken from the open garage door.

Although it wasn't snowing that hard when I had to head out briefly, it had been snowing enough to show and we were sorta shrouded in a snow mist.

Betty's spruce tree, snapped as I pulled out of the driveway just before nine o'clock this morning. I'd had rather stayed home and my hunch proved me right as the roads were quite slick and saw several folks fish-tailing here and there.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

February Moon Over Wasilla

It was one of those kinda blue skies and moon days. It looked so close you felt like you could reach out and touch it. There's snow in the forecast for tomorrow, tho'.

Friday, February 19, 2010

February Sunrise

This was the view out over the deck in the back this morning. Time about 8 a.m.

Shot this one out of the car going down the hill on Briar. About 8:35 a.m.

Probably about 8:40'ish, looking out across Idita-Park at the bottom of my hill.

Taken around nine off of Seward-Meridian Road.

The Talkeetnas were absolutely gorgeous the whole morning with the sunshine(!) bouncing off of them. Do note, however, the dark spaces in the foreground. The snow pack is!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Iced Gutter

That's ice, not water.

Monday, February 08, 2010

Thursday, February 04, 2010

More castles in the sky

Who knew so many Alaskans have a love affair going with castles?

This one isn't far off KGB, either, on this end.

Now, true, this one doesn't look like it started out life to be a castle, but has the air of one anyway, don't you think. This one is in Palmer, south of there but in the general area of the fairgrounds. It also has a killer view of the mountains from where it is, lucky 'whoever lives there'.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Just another Wednesday #2


On the way to Palmer, Palmer-Wasilla Hwy.