Monday, August 31, 2009

No Bird Ridge

mountain ridge and clouds, Juneau, Alaska


In a previous post, you saw this ridge (part of Thunder Mountain, Juneau, Alaska) in different weather and with some birds flying through the scene. In the photos above and below, you see the same ridge with different weather...and without any birds.

mountain ridge, Juneau, Alaska

Friday, August 28, 2009

7 Bird Ridge

7 birds fly by a tree and a mountain ridge near Juneau, Alaska


So, it had stopped raining...briefly, as it turned out. Anyway, in this photo, seven birds flew into the scene, just as I snapped the shutter. They either make or mar the image, as William S. might say--you be the judge. (part of Thunder Mountain, Juneau, Alaska)

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Leaving Juneau

a cruise ship passes Sandy Beach in Douglas, as it heads down Gastineau Channel leaving Juneau, Alaska


A cruise ship passes Sandy Beach in Douglas, as it heads down Gastineau Channel leaving Juneau, Alaska.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Devil's Berries

red berries on top of a devil's club (Alaskan Ginseng), Juneau, Alaska

This time of year, the Devil's Club--also known to some as "Alaskan Ginseng"--yields red berries on top. Devil's Club has many medicinal uses. Play around with them at your own risk.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Rain Stream

a mountain stream created by rain, Juneau, Alaska


A stream created by rainfall (and, sure, melting snow,too) as seen from Basin Road in Juneau, Alaska...

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Highland View

a cruise ship as seen through trees in Juneau, Alaska


A view of a cruise ship through some trees near The Flume (Juneau, Alaska)...

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Finning Salmon

salmon near the water surface at DIPAC hatchery, Juneau, Alaska


Salmon break the water surface at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, Juneau, Alaska.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

UAS Shark

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Enjoy a close up view of a figure--a shark--on a new totem pole at the University of Alaska Southeast's Juneau campus. The pole, carved by Haidas TJ and Joe Young of Hydaburg, Alaska, will get raised next year.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Friday, August 07, 2009

Hydaburg Totems

totem figures in Hydaburg Totem Park, Hydaburg, Alaska


The bottom figure of one totem pole, an owl, "looks" at the top figure of another (double-finned killer whale), in Hydaburg Totem Park, Hydaburg, Alaska.

I came to Hydaburg to see the raising of 4 totem poles over a two day ceremony. Tremendous amazement at every turn!

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Deer Face

imprint of a deer's face in the dust on the hood of a car, Hydaburg, Alaska


So, a guy told me about how he hit a deer while driving. Upon further inspection by yours truly, I discovered this imprint of the deer's face in the dust on the hood of the car.

(Hydaburg, Alaska)