Thursday, November 12, 2009

Photogenic Alaska, mountains

The first blogger that I exchanged emails and chatted with, has requested photos of the real Alaska.  All of these pictures were taken by The Husband.  If you enjoy this post it could be a monthly post.  Because believe me when I tell you I have thousands of pictures.  It is hard to aim your camera at something that is not beautiful.

My header picture was taken at -20 below, out on the trail T.H. (The Husband) was snow machining on.

This area is where T.H. goes moose hunting.  This is sometime in September.  And yes, the snow is typical for this time of the year.  Honestly?  I have seen every month of the year.  Not left over snow, coming from the sky snow...   I was in total shock seeing snow in June, July and yes August.

High foothills around Mt. Denali.  In the Healy area.  This is also around the middle of July.  Looks smooth doesn't it?  Those 'short' bushes are  mostly dwarf willow, and are around waist high.  Blueberry bushes also grow in this area.  Alaskan blueberries are very different from what you are used to seeing.  They are smaller and bursting with flavor.  After eating an Alaskan blueberry, the lower 48 ones are tasteless and watery.

High mountain sheep country.  This was the middle of July.  T.H. and #3 son were on a sheep hunting trip in the Tok area.

Prince William Sound by Whittier.  This is one of the nameless creeks that tumble down the mountain sides that ring this area.  Some of our family went shrimping for the day.  We used cat food to bait the shrimp traps.  It was a wonderful trip, we stayed in a pop up camper, two of our sons came, we got the sillies and just couldn't stop laughing that night!

  I  am not a good sailor, I just had to remember to never look down, or every thing I had ever eaten wanted to leave me.

My first thought after deciding to do this, was how to choose from the zillions of pictures we have.  I decided to do a theme post.  Did you enjoy?  What would you like to see next?  Would you like to see animals next?


  1. AWESOME!!!!!!!!

    So pretty!

    I totally need to come up there now. As if I didn't want to before I saw these...

  2. I agree with Drew AWESOME!!
    The 1st and 3rd are my favorite.

    Thanks so much for the chats too!!

  3. These are great! Is PW Sound clean now? Didn't Exxon Valdez spill oil there? It looks beautiful now.

  4. This is great, Biki. I especially enjoyed the last two pictures. These are things I generally don't see in California, at least not where I live--unspoiled natural beauty. Thanks for sharing.

  5. OMG!! I totally love all these pictures! Please post more!! I realised that one of the picture post has gone missing - its still in my RSS Reader! :D LOVE Alaska ever since I watched The Proposal!