Friday, June 11, 2010


Sometimes it's easy to get caught up in documenting the big things in life as I try to share bits and pieces of my life in Alaska with you, like the view from the top of my hill. It definitely qualifies as yummy, I'd say.

But sometimes in life, it's the little things, little things we often take for granted that really help make an ordinary day in Wasilla, Alaska, a "yummy" day. Like the flowers.... white lilacs in a neighbor's yard.

Some, like these, even grow wild alongside the road at the bottom of the hill you see so often in my "view from the top of my hill" shots. I can't tell you how many times I've driven past them, noticing but not stopping, but decided they fit the "yummy" theme I'm fixated on today. (PS: They're wild geraniums. Thanks, Lisa!)

This, of course, was definitely yummy, so a tip of the hat to Dairy Queen! Did you know that Alaskans eat more ice cream than anywhere else? I'd have to look it up to know if that's just in the US or the world, but given the cold temps most think of when they think Alaska, rather an amazing bit of trivia.


Lisa said...

Ohhh, the purple flowers are wild geraniums, I love them!

There is so much beauty that surrounds us here, its sometimes hard to pick what things to share isnt it? :)

Susan Stevenson said...

I just love summer!

Great photos, but the ice cream has my mouth watering. We don't have a Dairy Queen here so we're always thrilled when our travels bring us to your neck of the woods. I always get a blizzard, experimenting with ingredients. Mmmmmmmm!