More From Yesterday

I have a few more photos from yesterday.
Been playing around with PhotoShop a bit, just to see what’s what and how things turn out. Some are good, some not so good.
Another nice sunny day, not a cloud in the sky, temps in the low 30’s. I was going to get out for another small hike, but had things I needed to get done around the house, oh well.

Mt. POW/MIA

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Another plane crossing the Flats

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Looking across the Hay Flats

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Pioneer Peak

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’til next time
Laters
Ed

Out To The Flats

Took about a three hour hike out on the Palmer Hay Flats today. Just another fucking wonderful day to be outdoors. Not quite as warm today as the past few days, but still up to about 43*F. I’ve always been this way, just hate to be indoors on days like these and I can’t understand people that don’t get out and just sit around the house. I can understand if you have something you need to get done, but damn, get out there!

While walking out on the flats, I was about a mile out and moose suddenly appeared from some brush. I had to grab Eli and tell Griz to stay, these are my dogs, due to Eli having the liking to make “friends” with moose. Anyway, while I was watching the moose cross the flats, I was thinking to myself, how fucking wonderful is this, this is what you see on TV about Alaska, in the wild, with the wild.

Most of these are from Palmer Hay Flats, Cottonwood Creek area.

Moose out on Palmer Hay Flats

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This guy buzzed me, didn’t even hear him coming

Looking across Cook Inlet from KGB Dr. Those chunks of sandy ice must be 5 foot tall.

More from the Hay Flats

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Matanuska Peak from the Flats

Pioneer Peak

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’til next time
Laters
Ed

Sunrises, From December 2008

Been working until 2:30 and the weather hasn’t been the best, so I desided to post a couple photos from back in December. These were taken around noon, but where we were, the sun was just rising over the mountains. All were taken from on the Matanuska River.

Days are really getting longer now sense the time change, we’re up to 12 hours 44 minutes of visible light. Today we hit 47*F for a high and that is with mostly cloudy skies.

’til next time
Laters
Ed

Our Drive The Other Day

I had forgotten that Jan took a photo of our drive just after the last snow fall before we had it plowed. If you look close, you can see where my differentials where dragging a bit 🙂

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Ed

Driveway Plowed

We finally had to get our driveway plowed today, second time this winter. If you remember, back just after Christmas, the road commission did it for us, this time I had to call someone to do it. We had a pretty good snow fall in the past few days, about a foot or more, and most of it was that heavy wet shit, just too much to shovel. We started getting sucked in to the sides of the drive while backing out, and almost getting stuck. The last thing I, or Jan, need is getting stuck heading to work, and with me heading in at 5:30 in the morning. So anyway, the plow guy had quite the time even getting up the drive, let alone plowing it. Yes, it was that bad, and the drive is a hill that drops off on both sides. It took him a while to get the drive done, almost getting stuck himself many times, but it is done, 40 bucks later, not a bad price I guess.

I didn’t really get a chance to get out much today due to the plowing of our drive, but mainly because I wanted to spend a little time with Jan, see as the only time we see or talk to each other the last few days has been either on the phone or passing on the road as I head home from work and Jan heads to work. I did have to make a quick run to the store to get milk though. On the way I took a couple photos down at the Wasilla Lake park (Newcomb Park). As much as I truely dislike Wasilla, the view from this park is really nice. Yes, we WILL move from here.

Oh, and don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour tonight or tomorrow morning, Daylight Savings Time.

’til next time
Laters
Ed

Ahh, Work And Some Older Photos

Yes, it feels damn good to be working again, and I’m not doing IT stuff, that feel good too! working 6am-2:30pm with weekends off. The weekends I really couldn’t care less about, would rather have a couple days off during the week, oh well. I was told yesterday that I should be forklift certified some time soon. That’ll be cool.

Been going through some old photos of Michigan from an even older hard drive. I really need to get a new scanner so that I can scan in all those photos I took before converting to digital. I also have been slowly working through some of the earlier Alaska photos I’ve taken. I hope to get out the next day or two and get some more photos in, we’ll see, they are calling for good weather.

Anyway, here are a few photo’s I haven’t posted yet. They are from last September just after we arrived here.

Looking across Matanuska River east of Chickaloon

Along the Glen Hwy east of Chickaloon

Matanuska Glacier

’til next time
Laters
Ed

New Fur Rondy Gallery

The Fur Rondy Gallery is now posted on the main page. I need to add some more photos to day two of the gallery yet, but most are out there.

Other news. I started working on the remodel team at Fred Meyer’s, YaY! The hours are good, 40 hours a week, 6am-2:30pm. This will allow me to get things done in the afternoon and/or get out and do more exploring of the area.

’til next time
Laters
Ed