The Rest From Yesterday

Well, here we go, the rest of the photos from yesterday.
Enjoy 🙂

Matanuska River

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Matanuska River

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Matanuska River with Granite Peak on left and Lava Mountain on right

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Matanuska River steam

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The following 10 are all from somewhere along Buffalo Mine Rd.

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Kings Mountain

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Gertie on Buffalo Mine Rd.

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Moose Creek

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’tis all
Laters
Ed

Photos, Photos, and more Photos

Went out again today because it was just way too nice to stay in. I took a lot of pictures today. I just wish they could show just how beautiful it really is here. It really is breathtaking.
I’m only going to post a few at a time, I have 17 that I have ready, so that the posts wont be too large.

The only way this day could have been better is if Jan could have been with me. She had to work. 🙁

Raven watching over the Matanuska Valley with Granite Peak on the right

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Matanuska River with Kings Mountain right of center

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Buffalo Mine Rd., looking up the Matanuska Valley

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From Buffalo Mine Rd., I think this is Eska Mountain

Moose Creek

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’til next time
Laters
Ed

Out to the Hay Flats

Woke up this morning to a cool and invigerating -12.8*F with clear skies and a full moon. I knew it would be a wonderful day to get out and let the dogs run a bit, so we headed out to the Palmer Hay Flats. I think by the time we got there we had reached our high temp for the day at -1.5*F. I snapped the first photo just before a wave of freezing fog rolled in from the inlet. I do think that the fog made for some really dramatic photo’s.

The pictures from today.

Looking across the Hay Flats

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Almost the same view as the last photo, but the freezing fog was rolling in.

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Hoar frost with freezing fog rolling in. Shot into the sun.

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View from our house this morning.

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To finish things up, another fun road sign.

’til next time
Laters
Ed

Colony Christmas Festival

Today we headed over to Palmer for their Christmas thingy. It was only the first day of the festival and we were only able to see the craft exbits, but it was still nice to be in Palmer rather than Wasilla. Palmer just feels more like a town and is so much prettier than Wasilla. Don’t get me wrong, Wasilla is nice, just too busy for my taste and no town feeling. Now the crafts, another thing, it was really nice to see that ALL the items there were from the Palmer area, unlike other shows I have been to that have items from all over the place including China. We also used Palmer’s post office to mail off our Christmas stuff, very freindly service, unlike Harbor Springs post office.

Palmer Water Tower with moon. Didn’t turn out the way I had hoped, but what the hell.

The following are not from Alaska, as some of you may notice, but of the Houghton MI lift bridge dedicated to Seannie

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’til next time
Laters
Ed

Trees of Fire

Spent part of the day fixing the driveway after getting stuck last night. Our drive is very icy after the thaw and rain we had.
Heading out tomorrow to mail XMas stuff off. Maybe we’ll head over to Palmer also, they are having their xmas weekend todo.

These were taken at about 3:15pm. There is a bit of snow falling also.

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’til next time
Laters
Ed