Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Late Winter Morning

February is traditionally a "big snow" month but we are ending the month with little net gain.

The month started cold and clear, then, after my surgery, morphed into a couple days of snow and then rain-and-snow mixed.

Lately, it has been mild and feeling like Spring.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


February is normally a "big snow" month for us here on the Kenai Peninsula but so far the month has been clear and cold.

Until today.

Snow has been falling all day--fine flakes that are easily sculpted by the wind into sinuous shapes.

The wind that piles drifts around the doors has stripped the trees of their seasonal flocking, leaving them looking spring-time bare.

The drift along the outside of the house contrasts with the comfortable green of the houseplants safe inside.

Monday, February 4, 2008


Zero degrees and a light wind from the north opens the day on Kachemak Bay.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Sunday at the Dump

We don't tell the tourists, but most Alaskans know that the dump is the best place to find eagles this time of year...

I stopped by the dump on my way home from town this afternoon and snapped a few pictures of the eagles and crows (and even a solitary seagull) eating at the Borough's table.