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MAY 2017: FUN-FILLED TRIP TO YAKUTAT ALASKA...

MAY 2017: 

A fun-filled 9-day vacation in my hometown of Yakutat Alaska 
with my husband and Lil' Miss Chelsey, 
and during the last several days
we happily welcomed the arrival of
his sister and her husband, 
including his brother and girlfriend...

A beautiful evening the day we arrived...



We spent the fist 5 days, as usual,  mostly working on improvements
to our home away from home...


Our treasured addition of my two brothers carvings:

1) Center killerwhale is yellow cedar
inlaid with abalone and ivory was carved by my bother Master Carver Fred Bemis in 1996, and

2) Outside two carvings of  the lovebirds, left: eagle, right: raven,
were carved by my other brother John Dale Firestack in 1994...

An early morning view of a doe 
and green-head mallards on the shores of the lake
as viewed from our deck above...



We never tire of this view
while enjoying our early morning coffee...


We hung a hummingbird feeder
and they took right to it...
The first dove to arrive during our trip,
as is typical they are very elusive...



We also hung a bird feeder,
extending out from the smokehouse...


A surprising bonus
was when we came upon this precious marmot...


Wild strawberry fields forever...

Looking for special treasures beachcombing
and taking in all this lovely scenery...










In her happy place,
Lil' Miss Chelsey never stopped smiling 
and especially loved climbing on the rocks...

Until capturing the following series of photographs,
I never truly realized how aggressive bald eagles could be
during group feeding rituals...














Looks like a battle wound...




Yikes...

Taking in the sights
the night before our departure...





Doves were still elusive,
but moving a bit closer...


Uh oh ~ 'me blushing,' 
two swans mating/feeding ritual
on the lake for an entire day...








You hear the doves quite often throughout the day,
although this was the first one to venture into the yard
 below the deck the morning we were to depart...





Early evening view from the deck the day we departed,
we are always disheartened to leave
but are equally eager with anticipation to return...

KEEP IN TOUCH!

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