15 July 2015

Post #4,901: Alaskan Summer, in Pictures

All photos found here. These are just a sampling:

Grizzly catching salmon at Brooks Falls

Salmon attempting the upstream trek to their spawning grounds

Out for a hike near Girdwood

Bee gathering pollen from fireweed blossoms

Dipnetters setting out on the Kenai River

A "lake rake" clearing weeds from Lake Hood, to protect the dozens of floatplanes as they take off & land at the world's busiest floatplane "airport"

Ptarmigan, on Bird Ridge southeast of Anchorage along the Turnagain Arm

Completing the course at the Cardboard Regatta

Tourists from St. Louis braving the wildfire smoke in Fairbanks


Sandy said...

Rev. Paul,

Great pictures!!! Salmon YUM!!!

Old NFO said...

Great pics, and it's STILL the frontier!

Rev. Paul said...

Sandy, I'm not sure I want the salmon that fresh!

NFO, thanks - and yes, it is. :)

Vicki said...

Thanks for the tour. I needed a bit of a vacation and this one was perfect.

Rev. Paul said...

Vicki, you are most welcome. Sometimes I wish it possible to load all my on-line friends onto a bus & take you around Alaska with me.

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

Thank you sir. Beautiful.

Chickenmom said...

Wonderful photos! Ah, was always a dream of mine to catch an Alaskan salmon. And stand on a glacier. You live in the best place in the world, Rev. Paul - you really do!

Rev. Paul said...

TB - you're welcome.

Chickenmom - I'm forced to agree. :)

Cathy said...

The day you find me in a cardboard boat . . . well . . .
Still, ya gotta admire the ingenuity, even whilst marveling at the craziness :)

Rev. Paul said...

Cathy, if you're going to sail a cardboard boat, you'd best be a strong swimmer.