Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Snow

 Actually, the snow has been here since yesterday but more is in the forecast. This is the view of the backyard out the backdoor onto the deck. Not as impressive as it looks, tho', cos maybe 1/4-1/3" max at this point.

 I didn't get a last mow done, so the grass is even a bit taller than normal, adding to the look of someone having dropped a massive box of salt on the yard and it scattering around for that salt-and-grass look.

 Pioneer Peak today from Lone Cub. Yes, that's snow on the road.

 Love this view across Wasilla Lake.

 Picnic, anyone?

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Mt. View From Palmer

 I guess the title of this entry is a bit deceptive as they're more like photos on the way too and from Palmer, including this one taken very near my house of Pioneer Peak from Lone Cub Drive.

 Hard to believe that it hasn't been that long ago that the snow was barely sticking to the tippity, toppity peaks of the mountains.

 The view going towards Palmer is always great, even with all those dang poles.

 This one and the next were taken from the parking lot of Raven Hall at the Fairgrounds. Had stopped there to cruise through the Christmas Gift Bazaar but couldn't resist a couple shots of the mountains from that close. From this area of Palmer, you almost feel like you could reach out and touch the mountains.

Heading home.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Monday Snow on the Mts.

After a couple rainy, cloudy days, I can't say I was surprised to see the snow this low on the Talkeetna Mts. when I stopped at my mailbox while heading out to do some errands.
 Curiosity made me back track, tho', to check out this view from the end of Holiday looking down toward the distant mountains.
 Haven't been up to Home Depot in awhile for pix, so glad the mountains and snow didn't disappoint across Wasilla Lake from the parking lot at the Depot.
 A bit closer view of that white stuff.
 Loved the tree limb on the right.
 Looking down more toward the Chugach Mts..... dang, honest, there are huge mountains hiding in those clouds.
 I circled around and came home via Knik Goose Bay Road. This is the view as I headed in toward town. And, yes, for those who fret, I pulled over and stopped to take this and the next shots.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Saturday, October 08, 2011

October Sneaks Up On Me

 The backyard as seen out a window a couple days ago. This is the same spot that hosted the riot or reds with fireweed not all that long ago.
 Okay, Woody, knock off the pecking on the tub house and shed and go find a dead tree to peck on!
There are even some flowers hanging in there.
Pioneer Peak on, I think, Wednesday
 Another view of the same thing, the snow creeping ever downward on Pioneer.
 You see the darndest things sometimes at Walmarts, like this thrill seeker sailing above the parking lot.
Bye, bye reds, it was nice while it lasted. Same spot out front where the recent dramatic red leaves and fireweed pix was taken. Do note, too, that the leaves are already long gone enough to be giving me a pretty good view of the Talkeetnas from inside (yes, I took this from inside, through the front window) without having to crane my neck or meander out to the end of the driveway for a view.