Thursday, June 26, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
We drove up to Kenai on a supply run this afternoon. It was the first trip we have made since green-up. The fresh leaves of the birch and alders were vivid against the dark green of the spruce trees.
Of course, the other sign of Spring in Alaska is road construction and repair.
We had a nice wait on K-Beach Road on the way into Kenai.
We took the Spur Highway back out...
Monday, June 16, 2008
When compared to the photos I took on June 8th, the growth of leaves is noticeable as the "green-up" of spring progresses into an Alaskan summer.
The deck furniture looks a little more inviting as the alders leaf out to provide a wind-screen for the area.
I even moved the exercise bike out onto the deck for those lovely summer evenings. I may not go anywhere but I can still enjoy the scenery.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Monday, June 09, 2008
I can't remember when I bought the original plant from the greenhouse but the saxifrage has spawned several daughter-plants over the years. The plants spend the winter outside in their pots but are among the first flowers of the summer.
Sunday, June 08, 2008
Friday, June 06, 2008
For a few short weeks each year, the sun sets far enough to the north to shine through our small north window in the entryway. The light penetrates into our spare bedroom, illuminating the far corner.