Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Annual blueberry trip to the White Mountains!

Last weekend, DL, M, K, M2, and four dogs and I headed out to the White Mountains for a blueberry picking trip. DL and I got six quarts... not too shabby.

Autumn supervising DL packing:

This is Lee's Cabin:

DL enjoying the sun:

As the dogs do similarly:

Starbuck sez, "Life is a long road, which is best traversed wi--A SQUIRREL! Oh hey CHEESE!!! CAN I HAVE CHEESE?!?"

Nice view, eh?

We were awoken at around 3 a.m. by a yipping, howling dog team, and come outside to watch our first aurora of the season!

The gracious ladies check out the interior:

And of course, 1:1 ratio of blueberries to oatmeal at breakfast the next morning!

Autumn and DL snuggling when we get home:

Two bees on campus, one fuzzy and one nonfuzzy:

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Alaska eatz

I've been hooked on buying fresh, local eggs from the feed store, which purchases eggs from a variety of local farmers. However, their supplies are unreliable, and they often have strange alternatives, such as goose eggs:

The following week, I guess the Egg Gods decided to compensate on size and overshot, with quail eggs:

Here we have our veggies for the week, from my CSA at Rosie Creek Farm:

Despite the record rain and low temperatures, and a late spring freeze that destroyed the early plantings (we've already been warned we'd get no end-of-season giant pumpkin this year), farmer Mike and his team still crank out a looooot of lovely veggies!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Dogs are very good at taking naps.

Autumn sez, "I gots my bone, and I am on my cowsch."

"My minions stay on the floor."

Napping in the sunshine on top of Murphy Dome:

Autumn looking impossibly sweet on top of Murphy Dome:

Four! Four fuzzies in one photo! Ah, ah, ah! Vahnderful!

Linden looking gooberdy even in her sleep:

Autumn again because OMG how cute is she???

Starbuck in bliss:

Starbuck selfie!!


Friday, August 15, 2014

The Alcan photos I've owed you

Continuing in reverse chronological order, I present to all nine of my loyal readers, the rest of our Alcan adventures, or at least the parts I bothered to photograph.

Here we have the bustling metropolises of Wyoming, which is 49th in the US in population density (just above Alaska):

Little Bighorn, site of Custer's Last Stand:

A waterfall in Jasper:

Athabaasca Glacier:

Athabasca Falls:

Idiots getting out of their car to photograph a bear:

Very agile sheep!



Stone Sheep!

Muncho Lake!


Wild Columbine!

Another shot of Muncho Lake!

We saw manymany bison, including behbehbison:

One of our more picturesque pee breaks:

A storm was coming!

We crossed (and peed at) more scenic creeks and rivers than you can shake a stick at:

Kluane Lake, where were spent the first night of This Grand Adventure:

The beginning of the AlCan:

Farewell, Tanana Valley!