Sunday, October 21, 2007

Road Home



Now that the fish has quit flying and the construction season is winding down, I can get out of work a little early. When there is no activity at the warehouse it is hard to stay.

Today I cut out early and drove home looking at the alpenglow. This is one of the few rewards for dwindling sunshine and loads of snow. The mountains will just blush with the sunset. This was not even climax alpenglow, but it was enough to make me happy, slow my heart rate, make me breathe deeply.



After I parked the car and took the groceries into the house, I walked to the end of the driveway and said "hello" to the Alaska Range. The sunset across Cook Inlet was gorgeous, back lighting these two active volcanoes. That is Mt. Redoubt on the right and Mt. Iliamna on the left.



I came inside to start dinner when Zoey called me to the suet feeder. We had a downy woodpecker! Just this week we started drawing woodpeckers. They are interesting to watch and so calm. The mountain that is out of focus below the woodpecker is Mt. Susitna. She is also called Sleeping Lady. Dave has a nice post about the legend of Mt. Susitna. It's worth a look. Happy Sunday, all!

9 comments:

RuthieJ said...

Gorgeous views, Trixie! I bet you never get tired of seeing that.

Trixie said...

Never, Ruthie, never. Although, our weather can get extreme.

Dave said...

We're still lacking snow here in town. Nice pic's. Thanks for the link.

Susan Gets Native said...

Well, okay. Ohio doesn't have views like that. But the people are cool.

Trixie said...

Oh, man, Susan, WAY cool!

And Dave I am always happy to give you a shout-out.

Mary said...

Trixie, your views (all year) are magnificent. I really do understand what you love about Alaska.

Kristy said...

Oh wow. These pictures are stunningly beautiful. I am so jealous. I have always wanted to live in Alaska, for literally as long as I can remember. I had plans about two years ago to visit a friend who was station in Kodiak with the coast guard but, unfortunately for me, she got transfered before I could visit. I am going to have to go back and read and find out how long you've been there, etc. etc.

I'll send you an email about my tiny sweaters. I'm so glad you like them. I've been happily surprised at how they are coming out.

mon@rch said...

Such amazing pictures as always and congrats on the downy! they are such great birdies!

marianne said...

Blessed Life...thank you for sharing it with us. It's so weird, this virtual world. Today I was in the market and I saw this little girl in a shopping cart who looked very familiar to me. being a kindergarten teacher for so long I was sure how I knew her would come to me. And then, I thought, she looks just like Vivi in Alaska! So I had to come home and say hi...