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May 2017: Yakutat Alaska























December 31, 2016:

New Year's Eve outing on the water aboard our F/V Chelsey sport fishing
departing Harris Harbor in Juneau Alaska early in the morning
then returning home with our catch early afternoon,
a spectacular day with my husband Captain Max...















Mid-May 2015: 

Morning King Salmon Fishing Trip with the Hubs
in Juneau, Alaska from the Skiff...








May 2015:

Our Alaska Hometown Adventure
in Yakutat...

Our glorious Yakutat sunset
viewed from our home
the evening we arrived on Thursday...





Cannon Beach,
oh how we missed thee...



After a bit of a stroll,
we arrived at Broken Bridge to spread my Dad's ashes;
couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day to do so...



Salmon fry even showed up for this special occasion...





White Alice,
wish we could have spent the day here
although we had to head to the airport to catch our flight back to Juneau...













Mountain view from our home...
Lake views from our home...

All good things must come to an end.

Here we're rounding Douglas Island (above),
then flying across Gastineau Channel (below)
via Alaska Airlines,
then approaching the Juneau runway...
Short but sweet.

We all can't wait to head back...

February 21, 2015: 

Morning clam digging with family in
Juneau Alaska...

This heavy fog during the drive to the harbor
had us a bit worried about the upcoming boat ride...

Yes, the fog was incredibly dense...


Thank God the fog began to lift soon after our arrival...


We made it to shore...

Husband Max was the first to start digging...

Low-flying geese in front of brother Alan's boat...

Husband Max and brother Alan...



And, a river runs through it...









Brother Alan's boat on the left with Steve's in the center,
as viewed from the dingy we're in...

Nearing the harbor after our fantastic outing...





February 3, 2015: 

Man in the Moon over Juneau, Alaska
(10:30 p.m. AST - Alaska Standard Time)...

I love living in Southeast Alaska
(Juneau the Capital, specifically),
there's not many places even on a cloudy night
that y'all are able to view the 'Man in the Moon'
and capture a sight such as this, I'm blessed in so many ways...

October 18-30, 2014

Yakutat, Alaska...


Sunset view
from our Yakutat home...

View from one side of the bridge
heading to Cannon Beach...

The phenomenal beauty and ambiance of
Cannon Beach never lets us down...










October 15, 2013: 

Fantastic 'Nearly' Full Moon 
as viewed above my Mom's front porch while vacationing
in our hometown of Yakutat, Alaska...

October 6, 2013:

A spectacular mountaintop sunset 

from our dining room window just now, 

we are definitely blessed here in Juneau, Alaska!



September 15, 2013:

Phenomenal Cloud Formation
in Juneau, Alaska
with Colorful Balloons as a Bonus...



September 15, 2013: 

12:12 a.m. Harvest Moon through Evergreen Trees
in Juneau, Alaska...


May 26, 2013: 

A day fishing the Spring King Salmon Derby, 
including enjoying the scenery
with my husband Max
aboard our skiff
in Juneau, Alaska...

Glacier above
Auke Bay...







Driftwood floating
in crystal clear saltwater...

May 23, 2013: 

Captured a couple Super Moon photographs 
Alaska Standard Time (AST)
in Juneau, Alaska...

10:45 p.m.
10:46 p.m.

May 11-12, 2013:

Launched the skiff at the break of dawn, 
baited up and ready to go...







May 10, 2013:

The temperature actually reached a delightful 74 degrees 
in Juneau, Alaska today...



Young bald eagle soaring above...




May 9, 2013:

North Douglas in Juneau, Alaska; 
mega overcast although stunning views today...


Mendenhall Glacier
as viewed from across Gastineau Channel...




Fishermen at 
False Outer Point...





Alaska State Ferry...



At the end of North Douglas Road,
when the sun made a brief appearance...

Heading home crossing Juneau-Douglas Bridge;
view of Gastineau Channel to the south...

A quick snapshot of  Mount Robert's Tram 
as viewed from the bridge as well...


May 6, 2013:

My husband and I went fishing in our skiff for king salmon, 
although we ended up netting a 
dungeness crab instead in Juneau, Alaska...











April 2013: 

Commercial King Salmon Power Trolling 
in Southeast Alaska 
with Captain Max
and deckhand brother Kevin...

[Photographs courtesy of Max and Kevin]










Fairly rough seas...









March 14, 2013: 

Moon and its craters 
(Juneau, Alaska)
that I was lucky enough
to capture at 8:12 p.m.
AST (Alaska Standard Time)...



March 6, 2013:

A stupendous view crossing Juneau-Douglas Bridge
of Gastineau Channel
while the sun was setting in Juneau, Alaska
when heading to the Island Pub to enjoy dinner with friends...




March 2, 2013: 

A Superb Day Out Fishing Last Saturday 
in Juneau, Alaska...

Exiting Harris Harbor
at the break of dawn..
.

Mt. Roberts Tram...
Foggy Downtown Juneau..
South Douglas...



On step...
Morning fog...






Bald Eagles feeding, 
notice the one in the stream...

Sun breaking through...






















































Seal, check out its whiskers...









February 25, 2013: 

Beautiful Sunny Day
in Juneau, Alaska...

Captured at 9:30 a.m.
from my backyard...
Captured at 9:00 a.m.
from my front yard...
Captured through my kitchen window
at 12:00 p.m. yesterday...

Bald eagles soaring
just above the evergreen trees
on the mountaintop...
 
Breathtaking...

February 2-5, 2013: 

Beautiful 
Yakutat, Alaska...












Mount Saint Elias
Mountain Range...



Cruzin' through 
Canoe Pass...


I stayed behind while the guys were out fishing,
and captured this photograph of
Mount Saint Elias
mid-day through my Mother's living room window
(using a zoom lens, of course)...

After the guys returned on Tuesday from fishing,
Max and I went sightseeing prior to plane time
out to Cannon Beach
and came across numerous bald eagles
along the way before reaching Tawa Bridge...





Sunshine peaking through the evergreen trees
with ice fog hovering above the roadway...





There were coho present in the roadside creek,
which these eagles must have been fishing for,
as they're fanning their wings out to dry...

This eagle appears to be a mature juvenile
by the dark marking still on its crown...

A juvenile...





I absolutely fell in love
with this character,
he definitely had a
picturesque attitude to behold...










This was another bald eagle
perched on a nearby snow bank
that appeared to like
his photograph taken ~ lucky me...









Mount Saint Elias,
as viewed from Tawa Bridge...







Husband Max captured a few
stunning photographs as well...




I capture this incredible shot
of an area just before reaching Cannon Beach
(near the 1st cannon)...

Max taking in the breathtaking
and powerful beauty
Cannon Beach has to offer
before heading down to the shoreline...

Beach road to
White Alice Site...

Beach road to
Lost River...

Cannon Beach
in all its incredible glory...


























One of the shelters
above Cannon Beach,
notice the ice fog above the snow top 

in the background...

We happened upon 
additional bald eagles
when returning to town...







We drove though the village
on our way to the 

Yakutat Boat Harbor...


Of course, 
Max had to take a walk down to the harbor,
just because...

A couple of locals
clam digging...

Once again, 
we returned through the village
to head to my Mother's house, and then to the airport
while the sun was beginning to set...




Each and every place I have resided in
has its own beauty,
but my hometown of Yakutat
will always have a special place in my heart
as well as my husband Max's...







December 29, 2012: 

Juneau, Alaska...

Heading out of Harris Harbor
and under the Juneau-Douglas Bridge
in Gastineau Channel...
South Douglas...
A series of photographs of Downtown Juneau
during the wee morning hours...




A series of photographs of
South Douglas...


Additional photographs along
the Downtown Juneau
waterfront...

Juneau-Douglas Bridge...

Additional photographs 
of South Douglas...

Mayflower Island
aside Douglas Harbor...

Douglas Harbor...
A series of photographs along
Sandy Beach...



Thane Road and Sheep Creek
waterfront view...


















A south-facing view from the fly bridge
aboard the F/V Chelsey
of Gastineau Channel...


DuPont Dock...


A sea duck swimming alongside 
as they tend to like to do...

A series of photographs of a regal bald eagle 
that spotted the cod
and circled around it a couple of times
trying to grasp it in its talons,
but to no avail as it turns out the cod was too large
for the eagle to carry away... 



















The seagulls tend wait 
until the very last minute
defying this big boat approaching 

before taking flight...




Commercial fishing boat and crew
leaving Juneau...



The F/V Patriot
heading to Juneau...

Historical AJ Mine...

Federal Building in the background
and the Alaska Club in the foreground...
The heart of
Downtown Juneau...
State of Alaska Building in the background
with the United States Coast Guard facility 

along the waterfront...
Notice the Governor's Mansion
decorated post Christmas...
The infamous
Prospector Hotel...
Baranof hotel to the left
with Sealaska 

and Merchants' Wharf to the right...
State of Alaska 
Department of Labor...
The Marine View Building to the left
with the Downtown Parking Garage and Library on top to the right, 

including businesses in between...
One last photograph 
along the Downtown Juneau waterfront
before we called it a day 

and headed to the harbor ~
we're hoping for better luck fishing during out next outing
although we definitely 

had a terrific time this go around...






December 23, 2012: 

The moon cresting over the mountaintop 
as viewed from our backyard at 2:45 p.m. 
(Alaska Standard Time) AST 
in Juneau, Alaska.

What a beautiful sight...





December 12, 2012: 

Glistening and shiny icicles appear with rain at 33 degrees 
among the outdoor Christmas lights 
in Juneau, Alaska ~ Just beautiful!!




November 26-27, 2012: 

A breathtaking
'Winter Wonderland' 
as viewed
mid-morning at 10:21 a.m. through
my living room window in Juneau, Alaska...


A raven perched for a half hour on this branch
also mid-morning and appeared to be content
with the first snowfall of the season...


I was up late to hopefully capture a shot of the moon
when I happened upon this beautiful and serene scene
shortly after midnight...
 
Yes, the moon finally burst through the clouds 
just for a moment
shortly after 1:00 a.m.
Late-October 2012:

A scenic and absolutely beautiful capture of photographs
by my husband when he recently traveled 
to my hometown of Yakutat, Alaska...

Early morning sunrise
at Situk River...


Harlequin as viewed from
the 30-Mile Bridge...








Beautiful capture of the mountain range
with the stately Mt. St. Elias to the left...









Close-up of
Mt. St. Elias...











October 27, 2012: 

The evergreen tree appears to be grasping 
the nearly full moon
at 9:48 p.m. Alaska Standard Time (AST)
in Juneau, Alaska...



October 22, 2012: 

A fabulous viewing of Alaska 
mountain goats grazing, 
the sun setting, 
and the moon rising
one evening from my home in Juneau...

4:39 p.m. Alaska Standard Time (AST)...

6:00 p.m. AST...

6:03 p.m. AST...



October 21, 2012:  

The "Man in the Moon" 
I was fortunate to capture at 6:45 p.m. Alaska Standard Time (AST)
as viewed from Juneau, Alaska...





October 20, 2012: 

The sunset literally lit up the sky 
in Juneau, Alaska.

What an awesome sight it was to behold...







October 19, 2012: 

A gorgeous evening enjoying various stages
of this brilliant sunset 
in Juneau, Alaska...









October 8, 2012: 


A brilliant early evening pink-hued sunset 
this fall in Juneau, Alaska...

These two stunning scenes were captured
at 6:39 p.m. Alaska Standard Time (AST)...


This final image was taken as the sun 
was nearly setting at 6:43 p.m. AST...




Early October 2012: 

Our splendid autumn in Juneau, Alaska...



The infamous
Mendenhall Glacier...

A few photographs of a
spawned out Coho swimming...



Quite a few icebergs
floating in the waterway...


Another
spawned out Coho...




A bear, very recently, dug this area up
adjacent to the pathway...



















A late afternoon view overlooking
Statter Harbor in Auke Bay...




Fall 2012: 

During a trip by my husband Max, 
brother Steve and his son's Brian and Shane
while traveling to Tok, Alaska 
to work on clearing family property...

In the process of clearing acres of
family property...


Flagged trees 'ribboned'
denoting those that shall remain...









Max grilled
quite a delicious spread for dinner...











Shane leveling
the property as best he was able...






Beaver Creek Fire Department
decorated for the upcoming holiday...



Heading down ALCAN highway...


In Skagway...

Regal
bald eagle...


A great trip north setting much-needed ground work
to began preparing for next year's visit
back to Tok, Alaska...





Fall Full Moon 2012:

A very, very foggy night here in Juneau, Alaska
when this photograph was captured at 10:00 p.m.
Alaska Standard Time (AST) on
September 30, 2012...


The following night was a bit clearer
when this shot was captured as the moon finished
cresting the mountain at 11:59 p.m. AST on
October 1, 2012...







September 20, 2012: 

Evening view while taking a walk along the Dike Trail 
in Juneau, Alaska...

[Credits to my husband Max]









September 9, 2012:

Juneau, Alaska...



































Late-August 2012: 

Commercial power trolling for King Salmon and Coho in 
the outside waters of Southeast Alaska...

[Photographs courtesy 
via my husband Captain Max of the F/V Chelsey
and his deckhand Scott]






Headed to Hoonah to offload the catch,
chow down on a nice steak dinner,
and down a few Alaskan Amber...
 
Thank you Scott for providing these photographs
while you took in your first sightings of Hoonah...
 

Hoonah
Cold Storage...
 



Scott was determined to take part in the
infamous Icy Strait Point ZipRider (world's largest zipline) 
as they promise 
a great tour: 5,300' long, 1,300' vertical drop, 
60 mph maximum speed, and 300' at the highest point from the ground 
for a 1.5 minute ride time, with 6 side-by-side cables - 
although it was to no avail 
because they were not operating on that particular day...


Impossible to pass up this important
establishment in Hoonah during a short stay
while in port...
 
On-step after unloading in Hoonah overnight,
then heading back out to the ocean...
 










Military pilots conducting
extensive aerial maneuvers...
 
Blue Moon rising,
with a running light to the right on the commercial boat
in the horizon -
after a long day of fishing what a welcome sight...

August 31, 2010:

Three stages of the actual Blue Moon
(Second Moon)
as captured in Juneau, Alaska...

It was somewhat of a 'hit and miss'
with the clouds hanging over the mountain,
then just as the Blue Moon was cresting
the clouds cleared at
10:11 p.m. Alaska Standard Time (AST)...

The clouds re-appeared in front of the Blue Moon
for a couple of minutes,
and then I was able to capture this
shot at 10:13 p.m. AST...

This shot was captured at a couple-second-break
during the midst of clouds passing in front
of the Blue Moon at 10:15 p.m. AST...





August 30, 2012: 

A 2nd shot of the breathtaking 
Second Moon in August 2012 
(aka 'Blue Moon')
that I captured from my front yard
in Juneau, Alaska...

The Blue Moon cresting the mountain
at 9:57 p.m. Alaska Standard Time (AST)...
August 29, 2012: 

A breathtaking 
Second Moon in August 2012 
(aka 'Blue Moon')
that I was privileged to capture from my front yard
in Juneau, Alaska... 

The Blue Moon cresting the mountain at 9:36 p.m.
Alaska Standard Time (AST)...

















August 26, 2012: 

After heavy rainfall the past couple of days,
it was a blessing to finally enjoy the
phenomenal sunshine 
in Juneau, Alaska...

Mountain Ash reaching
towards the sun...



A jet stream as it spans out across the
skyline while the sun is setting...
A Hemlock with quite the
wispy cloud formations behind it...





The sun setting
after a glorious day...

August 25, 2012: 

The sky had a pink-hued sunset
when the fog rolled in through the valley promising
for a beautiful day tomorrow
in Juneau, Alaska...







Mid-August 2012:

Southeast Alaska...

Morning fog bank burning off...









August 12, 2012:

Juneau, Alaska...

Backing out of the slip
at Tee Harbor...

On step,
heading for the derby grounds...



August 11, 2012

Juneau, Alaska...


























August 10, 2012: 

Juneau, Alaska...

Chilkat Mountain Range...

A unique formation of
towering clouds...






A Bald Eagle
perched on Eagle Reef...


Eagle Glacier...



My father in law says this is a one-of-a-kind
glacial granite boulder on Aaron Island...
 

Couldn't resist capturing a shot
of this stately Ford Dump Truck parked
in the uplands of Tee Harbor
before heading home for the day...





July 29, 2012: 

Fun Day Trout Fishing 
in the northern area 
of Juneau, Alaska...

A view from shoreline where we anchored our skiff ~
see the Chilkat Mountain Range in the distance...



What a serene and beautiful sight to behold
after our 1/4-mile hike up the mountain...




Tree reflection
along the edge of the crystal clear lake...



A great way to end the day 
after eating our roasted brats.

July 28, 2012: 

Views from Thane Road 
and the Sheep Creek area 
in Juneau, Alaska...




Viewing Sheep Creek and its waterfall
 to the east
from the bridge...




July 28, 2012: 

False Outer Point 
in North Douglas, Alaska...

Serene False Outer Point
with three fishermen casting
from its shoreline...


A close-up of Mendenhall Glacier
as viewed from
across Gastineau Channel...

A stunning waterfall
viewed west of the roadway...
Mountains as viewed
to the south...

The Mendenhall Glacier
viewed further away
from the False Outer Point lookout area...






July 28, 2012: 

Eaglecrest Ski Area
 in North Douglas, Alaska...






July 26, 2012: 

The sun is finally shining 
in its brilliance reaching 80+ degrees this fine day
in Juneau, Alaska...





July 22, 2012: 

Snake River that flows into the Bering Sea 
in Nome, Alaska


My son and his friend just arrived at the Snake River 
from the Bering Sea,
and my Son has his red engine cowling open
to ensure his jet ski doesn't submerge...

July 20, 2012:

Friday evening family barbecue 
in the rare sunshine this summer
in Juneau, Alaska...
At 5:00 p.m. the temperature
was hovering around
a blissful 75 degrees...

The wistful cloud formations
were out of this world...

A gentle breeze was blowing,
making this the perfect evening...

Chef Max at it again with
his special and perfectly sauced
Grilled Chicken Thighs ~ "Perfection"...

We all felt the jolt when a loud blast took place
at the nearby City and Borough Rock Quarry:
Here are the plumes rising shortly thereafter...

The sun just starting to set 
behind the mountain
among very, very tall alder trees...

A perfect sunny evening with
family on our latest
Friday night get-together...



Mid-July 2012:

My husband Max and I spent
the afternoon "out the road" in Juneau, Alaska
to view the scenery...

Taking in the beauty of
Tee Harbor...

Cohen Island
at the mouth of Tee Harbor...
Aaron Island,
with Shelter Island in the background
and the Chilkat Mountain Range
on the Chilkat Peninsula...


Near the
Shrine of St. Therese...


A view from the Sunshine Cove
turn-out area...

Mountains at the "end
of the road"...



Stunning
Echo Cove...


West of
Kowee Creek Bridge...














East of
Kowee Creek Bridge...
Eagle Beach
in all its splendor...







Chilkat Mountain Range...






A wetland field full of
Wild Alaska Cotton Grass...




South of the bridge
near Amalga Harbor...

South end of Aaron Island in the background,
with Eagle Reef in the foreground...

Wild Alaskan Fireweed...

Forested grounds
adjacent to Auke Lake...

The grassy marsh
in the lake...

Wild Alaskan Water Lilies...

Mendenhall Glacier...

Mendenhall Glacier in the background,
with Auke Lake in the foreground...

Wild Alaskan Blueberries...

Wild Alaskan Devil's Club...

Close-up of Wild Alaskan Water Lily Pads...

Mendenhall Glacier as viewed
from the shores of Auke Lake...

Downtown Juneau
in the background,
with the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge
in the foreground...








Early July 2012:

Southeast Alaska in all its glory...

[Photograph credits to my husband]


Captain Max passing by the neon-lit
Cape Fairweather "Weather" Buoy
25 miles offshore at 11:30 p.m.

aboard the F/V Chelsey .. 
Yakobi Island Harbors...

A scenic capture of stunning
Yakobi Island Harbor...
Outside coast of
Yakobi Island...





Leaving beautiful Hoonah at 5:30 a.m.
and heading home-sweet-home to Juneau...

Another great and memorable
commercial fishing trip comes to and end.


July 4, 2012:

Glorious 
"Independence Day"



I hope each and everyone of you have a safe and wonderful
day celebrating with family and friends...


June 23, 2012:

A Beautiful Day 
in the Glorious Sunshine 
 in Juneau, Alaska...





June 22, 2012:  

80+ degree weather in Juneau, Alaska
after experiencing such a rainy summer, 
it was absolute bliss...

The sun
high in the sky at 5:00 p.m...
Very little snow remains
on the mountaintops...
Heinzleman Ridge
as viewed through very tall alders...
The sun at 7:30 p.m.
with much more time before it actually sets,
what a glorious day it has been,
and the forecast is for a couple more days of the same... 

June 22, 2012:

Early morning during sunrise in the
Upper Valley area
near the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska...

Crystal Lake...

A beaver made an appearance...

Morine Lake with Mendenhall Glacier
in the background...


June 18, 2012:


Mountaintops in 
Downtown Juneau 
and Douglas, Alaska...

A paraglider soaring
just above Mount Robert's Tram...
Atop Mount Juneau...




Mountaintops
 above South Douglas Island...

June 17, 2012 ~ Father's Day:

This evening lake reflection 
in my brother and sister in law's backyard
in Juneau, Alaska was spectacular...



June 10, 2012:

Photographs taken while fishing in Juneau, Alaska...






June 6, 2012:

Juneau, Alaska...


Twin-engine floatplane ready to take off
in front of Merchant's Wharf...



Native Art Mural painted
on the facade of the Municipal Building...
Boat lightering tourists ashore from an anchored
Cruise Ship in Gastineau Channel...
Cruise ship Statendam in port...
Patsy Ann sculpture on the dock in Downtown Juneau...
Patsy Ann was dubbed the
"Official Greeter of Juneau, Alaska"
in 1934 by the Mayor...
Infamous 
Red Dog Saloon with a 
cruise ship docked in the background...
A unique ship sculpture created with drift wood,
an Alaskan Brewing Company beer bottle,
moss, and metal...
 
Franklin Street...
North Franklin Street...
An evening at Harris Boat Harbor...
Harris Harbor with
Harborview Elementary School and
Marie Drake Middle School in the background...
Harris Harbor with the
Juneau-Douglas Bridge in the background...



May 5, 2012:

Here's an inspirational quote
on Cinco de Mayo...



May 3, 2012:

Supermoon as viewed from Juneau, Alaska
just now at 9:05 p.m. - It's spectacular...



Spring 2012:

Southeast Alaska's remarkable beauty...




March-April 2012:

On the water views of scenic 
Southeast Alaska in the springtime...









April 8, 2012 on Easter Day:

The sun setting after a fun dinner with family
on a fine spring day here in Juneau, Alaska...






April 5, 2012:

The pre-night Full Moon rising from behind the mountain
at about 10:00 p.m. 
Alaska Standard Time (AST)
in Juneau, Alaska...




April 2, 2012:

A spectacular viewing of the moon tonight 
at 8:50 p.m. Alaska Standard Time (AST) 
in Juneau, Alaska...



March 31, 2012:

A stunningly beautiful spring day in the
Capital City of Juneau, Alaska...














March 25, 2012:

New Moon and Jupiter as viewed from
Juneau, Alaska...




March 9, 2012:

A spectacular evening with the sun going down
in our beautiful city of Juneau, Alaska...




February 10, 2012:

A stunning blue-hued night at 5:00 p.m. 
here in Juneau, Alaska on Friday night...







January 30, 2012:

Our winter wonderland in Juneau, Alaska 
as the snow continues to fall...








January 23, 2012:

It's decided to snow, and we're talking in the past few hours,
shoveling time begins...






January 23, 2012:

What a beautiful sight this evening 
with the snow gently falling on this winter night 
in Juneau, Alaska...





12-29-11: 


A spectacular moonlit evening after a recent snowfall...

What wonderful God's country we live in..

A spectacular moonlit evening here in Juneau, Alaska tonight with
the evergreen trees heavy laden in snow...

December 10, 2011:

Christmastime in our neighborhood in Juneau, Alaska...

The neighbor has some type of a snow globe decoration 
he inflates each evening -
it's rather large, and very stunning...

This shows the size of the inflatable globe 
decoration in relation to their home...
Another neighbor has his lighted decorations
and lights synced to classical Christmas music...

A perfect night to capture the full moon and stars
while taking photographs 

of neighborhood Christmas decorations and lights...

December 3, 2011:  

Christmas at our home in Juneau, Alaska 
~ Merry Christmas one and all ~ 


The hubs did an outstanding job with the outdoor Christmas decor ;) 
He says he's done, *but we'll see* - 
he'll be tweaking it, or adding more lights to some of the remaining trees, 
I'm sure...

2010 - 2011:  Nome, Alaska

My son has been working as a Journeyman Pipefitter
while overseeing several Apprentices on the new
Norton Sound Regional Hospital currently being constructed in Nome, Alaska...  


[These series of my son's photographs of Nome, Alaska 
were featured on 12-12-11 in "The Alaskans Daily 


My son...

His new 4-wheeler ~ He's taking a lunch break while enjoying the view...


On the job...


The view from a friend's place on the Snake River...



20 degrees and calm...

Muskox next to trail...

The trail around the back of Anvil Mountain...

Spectacular...

Nice sledding hills at Anvil Mountain...


Main Street at 9:00 pm...

A beautiful sunset at 45 degrees...

Shoreline in front of City...

A snowy Nome...

He said, "UFO? Must be the "Fourth Kind" in Nome...

Beachfront property...

Sunrise almost at 12:00 pm...

Finding the angle of piping to be fabricated-(49')...

Fitting new fabricated spool piece (49' + 41' = 90')...

Norton Sound Regional Hospital ~
Initial building construction and site development...

Removing parts and pieces to be re-installed on new piping
(everybody's in a rush)...

Apprentice aligning bolts for correct flange fitting...

Apprentice helping with the installation... 

Rigging for removal of existing piping and equipment...

Another Apprentice hard at work...


"Just a little closer now"

A view of Nome from the 2nd Floor of the new hospital...

Norton Sound Regional Hospital
under construction as of July 1, 2011...

The Norton Sound Regional Hospital
under construction in 2010...

Polaris Hotel where he and his Apprentices stay while working in Nome...

Pebble Beach...

Mining campsite along the shoreline...

Northwest coast of Nome ~
about 10 minutes away from the hotel where they stay...


Pebble River...

A barge with an excavator and sleuth sifter
digging in the ocean for gold...

An Apprentice atop Anvil Rock...

Front-end loader filling sifting equipment
that separates gold from beach sand...

Fishing trip to Sinuk River ~ Appx. 80 miles round-trip from Nome...



Safety Sound Bridge...


The Nome Church at 6:00 am when it was 22 degrees outside...

Safety Road House ~ The last checkpoint of the Iditarod...

Main Street...

Father with his son catching trout at the mouth of Nome River...

Beach coastline on the ride to Safety Sound...

The mouth of Safety Sound...

Apprentices and a friend trying their luck trout fishing...


Summer camp on the coast of Nome...




Camp at Safety Sound...

Road to Cripple Creek...

Overlooking Nome, Alaska...

Mid-November 2011:

Tenakee, Alaska...





November 14-16, 2011:

It's a beautiful place we live in here in Juneau, Alaska, especially with the constant changing seasons throughout the year... 

We recently received over a foot of snow overnight...

Two days later the sun came out and the mountain
was covered with freshly fallen snow...

I captured this photograph at 12:00 p.m. AST 
a couple of days after the recent snowfall...

Early November 2011:

My husband Max and his brother Steve's recent trip to Tok, Alaska to take supplies to Mielke properties...

Max began his journey, to meet his brother Steve who is working in Skagway, 
via ferry with Steve's truck from Juneau to Skagway.  
While beginning their trip, they happened upon this cow and calf...
A pit-stop in Canada east of Whitehorse...


They're finally in Alaska...





Heading for Tok...


State of Alaska Department of Transportation (DOT) workers on the job...
~~(Click here to see a comment by Alaska DOT&PF:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/46684675@N05/6329581445/)~~










Wrangell Saint Elias Mountain Range ~ 
Max says, "This could be an ice road trucker!"...

View of a frozen river while crossing a bridge ~ 
Max believes this might possibly be the Tanana River...

Getting close...
A few miles east of Tok...

They've arrived...
At the Mielke properties located 30 miles west of Tok...

Brother Steve's property straight ahead...

Steve installing snow markers 
so nobody runs over their materials this winter...


A nearby cabin on a hill ~ 
What a beautiful view they must have!

A friend's cabin nearby...



Another friend's nearby cabin...

Max believes this is probably the Robertson River...

Heading back to Haines Junction 
that turned out to be 21 hours nonstop driving...

West of Whitehorse...



Leaving Canada, heading for Skagway 
for Max to fly home via Wings of Alaska to Juneau...

Entering White Pass still heading to Skagway...

Max estimates this to be about a 
750' drop alongside the roadway...

Looking back at the top of White Pass...

Overlooking Skagway...


Steve hand-pulling up his shrimp pot in Skagway...



Nice size Coon Shrimp, not Spot Shrimp...

Skagway ferry terminal and shoreline...

Was pretty rough weather ~ Over 40 mph winds...

Steve's shrimping skills have paid off...

Yummmmm...

November 2, 2011:

Juneau, Alaska...


This is how much snow we got overnight...

October 2011:

Yakutat, Alaska...


Mount Fairweather...

Harlequin Lake...

Yakutat Boat Harbor...



Situk River...

The Lagoon...

Mount Saint Elias...

A Float House anchored just outside 
the Lagoon near Yakutat Boat Harbor...

October 20, 2011

Autumn dusk, after the storm...



October 13, 2011

Snow is slowly making its way down the mountains, 
and I wanted to capture a few fall photographs 
before wintertime in Juneau, Alaska sets in...

From my living room window...

A mountain ash in my back yard...

The front yard fire pit and one of my raspberry patch areas behind it...

My neighbor's young maple tree 
(my husband's older one in our yard has yet
 to turn this vibrant salmon color)...

September 30, 2011

I was fortunate to capture these photographs during our spectacular 
fall evening in Juneau, Alaska...





















August 29, 2011:

Juneau, Alaska...



It looks as though the sky is on fire...

September 26, 2011:

My husband spotted the sun setting, 
so he hopped into his truck to capture 
photographs before it was gone
(this took place within 4 minutes time)...


4:56 p.m.

Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge
at 4:58 p.m.

At 4:59 p.m.

At 5:00 p.m.

July 8, 2011:

Beautiful Juneau, Alaska...


This shot of the half moon was taken at
2:00 p.m. in the afternoon today...
I captured this sunset over the mountain at 8:00 p.m. today as well...
June 10, 2011:

Juneau, Alaska...


A grand Alder tree in Juneau, Alaska...

Atop Heinzleman Ridge in Juneau, Alaska
June 2, 2011:

Sunset in Juneau, Alaska this evening was very stunning... 
they call Alaska "The Land of the Midnight Sun" ~ 
these two photographs were captured at 9:30 p.m.

 


May 30, 2011:

Juneau, Alaska...































May 28 and 29, 2011:

Juneau, Alaska...


A cove we entered to set anchor aboard the F/V Chelsey 
for the night in the southern waters in Juneau, Alaska...
A barge wreckage on the shore where we anchored for the night, 
and just after doing so we saw a black bear on the beach, 
although it was too far away to photograph...
A rock cave along the shoreline

May 25, 2011:

Our sixth day fishing the Spring king Salmon Derby the month of May 
in Juneau, Alaska from our skiff on May 25, 2011 at Tee Harbor...

A beautiful day to be in the skiff taking 
photographs of the delightful scenery.
...The wind was up, so it was bit choppy...












A Whale off the entrance of Tee Harbor...

Waves breaking at the point of Tee Harbor...




A view of Glacier Seafoods ramp and dock in Auke Nu Cove 
where the ferry terminal is also located in Juneau, Alaska

May 23, 2011:

A day out on the water at Tee Harbor...

The sunrise is just beginning...
The sunrise from inside Tee Harbor on this beautiful morning...
A stunning and beautiful morning...



May 8, 2011:

2nd Derby Day: We were again at Tee Harbor 
on an overcast day - beautiful scenery just the same...







May 7, 2011:

1st Derby Day:  We were out at Tee Harbor on this fine day fishing 
the Spring King Salmon Derby that lasts the month of May - 
What spectacular beauty Juneau, Alaska has to offer...


















Spring 2011:

These photographs were taken by my husband Max
while commercial power trolling in Southeast Alaska...



































April 10, 2011:

Our Sunday afternoon on the water here in Juneau, Alaska 
where we experienced rain on departure, sunshine rounding
 Gastineau Channel to the backside of Douglas Island, 
and snow prior to entering Statter Harbor in Auke Bay ~ 
Overall, a good trip ~ including awesome moose burgers mid-trip ;)


This was in preparation for my husband Max's annual start-up of his 
commercial power trolling trip, so yesterday we ran our 43' 
F/V Chelsey from its winter moorage slip at Harris Harbor in Downtown Juneau 
to Statter Harbor in Auke Bay where he departed for the waters in
Southeast Alaska early Monday morning...

We're off, departing Harris Harbor...
 
Nearing the exit of the breakwater, 
and we'll be heading under the Juneau-Douglas Bridge...


A view of Downtown Juneau from Gastineau Channel 
after passing under the Juneau-Douglas Bridge...

A view of South Douglas Island...

Sealaska Corporation and Merchant's Wharf buildings 
along the downtown waterfront...

The State of Alaska and United States Coast Guard 
buildings along the downtown waterfront...

The infamous Federal Building...

We're on-step now ~ here is a view of the
Juneau-Douglas Bridge...

US Coast Guard cutter docked downtown...

South Douglas off of Gastineau Channel...

South Douglas still...and this is when the rain
really started pouring...
Captain Max at the helm ~ 
Yep, he's got the F/V Chelsey on auto-pilot...

Avalanche area above Thane Road...

An avalanche area that cut off access to Thane not too long ago...

Sandy Beach in South Douglas...

A close-up of a major avalanche area above Thane Road...

Sandy Beach pavillions, and people recreating along the shoreline ~ 

The Douglas Harbor entrance off of Gastineau Channel 
is on the opposite side of Mayflower Island...

The fairly new Treadwell Ice Arena at Savikko Park, 
just prior to Sandy Beach...

A spectacular waterfall above Thane Road...
Just below Thane road along the shoreline...

Black sea ducks called Scoters were in abundance today...

A sandy cove area south of Douglas...

Further down Thane Road in Juneau is where you'll come across 
Sheep Creek and this beautiful sandy beach...

We happened upon this scene just past Thane 
where numerous Scoters landed and were feeding...

Kind of looks like some type of small upland caves...

Nearing the time when we started veering around to the right 
to enter the backside of  Douglas Island...

With all the crazy, albiet typical, Juneau weather we experienced, 
we were lucky to be gifted with a beautiful rainbow...

We've rounded the turn and are on the backside of Douglas Island 
and cruising to Auke Bay...

The beautiful Southeast Alaska scenery never ceases to amaze me
even on cloudy days...

The sunshine was trying to appear...

Yep...
Here comes the rain...

And, there goes the sun...

Well, there was also a bit of snow in the forecast
later in the afternoon 
(We got it ;)...

Seagulls simply thrive in this inclement
Southeast Alaska rainforest...

A small cove before we started heading into
Statter Harbor in Auke Bay...

Now, this scene was simply breathtaking...

Yummo...
the moose burgers were just about finished cooking...

We were done eating lunch, 
so we all kicked back and enjoyed the boat ride and scenery 
while listening to mellow music...

A fairly large mudslide on the backside of Douglas Island...

We're nearing Statter Harbor in Auke Bay...
time to start packing up...
What a wonderful time with great company!

We drove my vehicle from Auke Bay to Harris Harbor to drop 
Max off to get his pickup downtown, and this is how he passes off the pup Chelsey 
to me while she was still sporting her life vest;  
he said, "It's just like carrying a suitcase!" ~ 
Chelsey is in heaven and
right-at-home while aboard the F/V Chelsey cruising
with Dad, Mom, and Grandpa Ralph!

March 26, 2011:

Scenic views in Juneau, Alaska from my father in law's deck, 
while at our first family 2011 springtime barbeque last evening...







March 22, 2011:

My husband Max captured the following photographs during his 
recent trip to Sitka, Alaska (aka Sitka by the Sea)...
 
Dormant Mount Edgecumbe volcano
with Crater Ridge on the right...
 
A very spectacular and beautiful day to be visiting Sitka...

March 20, 2011:

The evening was very breathtaking here in Juneau, Alaska...







These are photographs taken at 5:30 p.m. tonight when the sun was setting 
on a mountain here in Juneau, Alaska, 
which is a follow-up to the previous five I posted earlier this 
morning taken at 7:30 a.m. below...
got to celebrate those rare moments while we have these sunny days 
here in Southeast Alaska...



And, we were graced with the presence of a slivered moon 
and stars beginning to show their appearance at 6:30 p.m. tonight as well...



March 6, 2011:

Finally, a much appreciated calm morning after experiencing 
up to 80 mph extreme winds over the past week...







KEEP IN TOUCH!

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