Sunday, August 24, 2008

Gifts



What more could a girl ask for on her birthday than to have a bear on the knoll?



Thursday Zoey, Vivi and I watched this fellow for quite a few minutes. He is about 1/2 mile away on Cranberry Hill.



He was foraging for berries and grubs. The blueberries are late, as is everything else. Even the bees think this summer has been too cool.



After work the sky put on a great show. The shimmering water is Lake Hood and Lake Spenard; the busiest float plane airport in the world.

12 comments:

loribird said...

Aw! Happy birthday! Hope it was a good one!

Lynne said...

Happy Birthday Trixie!! I think it would be a gift to see a bear too. Your sunset was better than any card from Hallmark.

Dave said...

Happy 29th Birdthday??? Hope it was a good one!!!

Susan Gets Native said...

Shame on you, Dave! You KNOW Trixie's only 21!

Happy birthday, sugar plum!

egretsnest said...

Happy Birthday! Bears and birthdays just seem to go together, don't they? :)

Big Bro Bill said...

21? Tricia, I don't recall that you're the same age as your niece (can you believe that Claire will be 21 this year?)!?! I seem to remember perhaps a couple of 21s +. :-)

Mary said...

Happy Birthday, Trixie!!!!!

You really do live in another world. Really! Gorgeous.

Meggie said...

Belated birthday wishes, Trixie! Great photos! A black/brown bear is one critter I've never seen in my yard...thank heavens! The sky shot is awesome!

nina said...

Happy B-day Trixie!
We're a week apart, I guess! (9/1)

A lovely sunset for your special day. I always find birthdays thoughtful--what better scene to look out upon than that!

RuthieJ said...

Better late then never.....Happy Birthday Trixie!
Is it late in the season to still see bears in Alaska? You sure got some great pictures.

Trixie said...

Hi Ruthie!

No, it is not late. There are still some salmon spawning and loads of berries, so the bears are eating everything they can find. When we start getting serious cold snaps in mid-October, they will think about denning up.

Larry said...

Bears !and what a beautiful sky! I'm checking through your blog to see if you had anything to say about Sarah Palin seeing as where you're located. She is entertaining to watch-(this is no indication of who I'm voting for thouh).