Sunday, October 21, 2007
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!