Juneau to Fairbanks (And Back)

My daughter and I took an August road trip through Canada and Alaska on up to Fairbanks, camping out a few times, staying in some crappy hotels and better B&B’s other times. One reason for the trip was that my daughter wanted to practice highway driving. She pretty much got her fill after a whole day of dips, curves, construction, and gravel zones, and then decided that controlling the music and putting her feet up was more fun.

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Weird, Wet Summer

Nice days here and there but in general we had the kind of summer that makes you look at your moldy siding and sigh. Our normal slightly nicer May and June turned out to be nasty, cold and wet, record setting. Now the school year has started and there’s some relief in that for at least we don’t feel so bad about being inside all day.

My photography has slacked a little, but I’ve enjoyed taking Alder photos on slow walks, seeking form in the general mess of things.

Kingfisher Surprise

I was busy taking photos of a busy squirrel, gave up, and was looking at a dead tree when I said to a friend shooting next to me, “I wish one of those yellow warblers would land in this tree.” Yellow warblers were nearby, rustling amongst the leaves…. About ten seconds after I said that a Kingfisher flew across the pond in front of us and landed right on the dead tree. Stayed there for about 30 seconds.