Sunday, September 27, 2009


Because sometimes the prettiness of our new area still gets to me, and because I want to share that with all of you, please sit back and enjoy some random gratuitous pretty. Click any photo to enlarge it. Some of the photos were taken earlier this summer, and some within the last few days.

This is Mt. Redoubt, taken just yesterday. Best day for mountain viewing that I may have ever seen. It seemed like there were mountains everywhere and all of them seemed so near.

The fall colors are reflected in our back yard lake.

James took this picture of a private plane flying high in the foreground with Mt. Redoubt in the background, behind a fishery on the Kenai River Flats.

When the reflections in the lake are so pristine like this, it makes me want to stare at them.

As the winter approaches, little nuthatches are scoping out the area bird feeders. This one is on our balcony.

Oh yeah, I'm definitely getting a second bird feeder.

Mt. Spurr as seen from the Swanson River bridge in Captain Cook State Park.

Moonrise over our lake.

This gorgeous fog was so breathtaking. I'm starting to love the lake fog.

That, my friends, is an eagle's nest on a power pole. The thing is about the size of a 55-gallon drum.

Best. Cloud. Ever. On the highway going to Anchorage in July.

A busy bee fills her pollen baskets in the front flower beds.

It's not too early to book your flights to come see all this for yourself next summer. The guest room is waiting.


  1. Simply gorgeous. And I'm officially caught up.

  2. Keep those pictures coming...I'm am completely amazed!

  3. Jim (of the wild ride variety)September 28, 2009 at 5:19:00 PM CDT

    We had three tundra swans in our lake on Sunday, but they were too far away to photograph as anything other than white dots. It was still pretty cool, though.

  4. Love the beautiful pictures!!!! Thank you so much for sharing with us!! Love you guys (: Carla