Monday, July 29, 2013

A Feast of Fireweed

In July, the hot pink fireweed flower bursts forth with their intoxicating colors!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Sandhill Cranes

The Sandhill Cranes fly over our house and land in the back field.  Daily, we are blessed to hear their calls and see their bright red heads peek through the tall grasses.  Their arrival signals spring and their departure, autumn.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Back in Alaska

Returning home to Alaska after living in New York City for nine months, I was nervous about how I'd feel and how I'd adjust.

I loved my New York City experience.  The adventures that I had and the people that I met will stay with me for the rest of my life.  I could not have imagined a more amazing time.  Who knew that I would love living in such a large city?

There is so much natural beauty and tranquility back in my northern neck of the woods.  It took about two weeks for me to emotionally and mentally transition back in to small town Alaska life.  Now, I'm spending time with my boyfriend, with friends, and enjoying being surrounded by the pristine mountains and bay.

I'm home!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Katie the Kittiwake

During a morning walk on the Homer Spit Beach, we find a baby kittiwake in the surf, struggling to keep her head above the incoming tide waters.  We rescue her, bring her home and call Victoria, the local bird rehabilitation lady.  In the eight hours that we have Katie, we fall in love.