Alaska Rosalie

Sep 25

This year’s garlic harvest.  

This year’s garlic harvest.  

Sep 24

 That new paint job on the dinghy is looking pretty good! (Photo by Marina).

 That new paint job on the dinghy is looking pretty good! (Photo by Marina).

Sep 22

'Miracles' - a haiku…
After water breaksThere is no need for wine.  ThisChild is proof enough.

'Miracles' - a haiku…

After water breaks
There is no need for wine.  This
Child is proof enough.

Sep 21

And then there were five.

And then there were five.

Sep 20

Still life art from the girls.

Still life art from the girls.

Sep 14

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Sep 13

An adolescent eagle on the edge of our driveway, practicing his imposing look.  When the wind comes up there are a pair of them, both immature, that play on the updrafts, rolling in the air to hook talons, falling and separating, spiralling upwards until they are specks against the sky.  (photo RML)

An adolescent eagle on the edge of our driveway, practicing his imposing look.  When the wind comes up there are a pair of them, both immature, that play on the updrafts, rolling in the air to hook talons, falling and separating, spiralling upwards until they are specks against the sky.  (photo RML)

Sep 10

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Sep 09

Not really summer, but not quite fall.  Something delicately on the balance in between.

Not really summer, but not quite fall.  Something delicately on the balance in between.

Sep 08

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Sep 06

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Sep 04

One of my favorite things about Alaska, although we haven’t had much time for picking, yet…(photo RML)

One of my favorite things about Alaska, although we haven’t had much time for picking, yet…(photo RML)

Sep 03

Like father like daughter.  This baby is doing a very good job being a baby: lots of eating, sleeping, looking around, messing diapers, burping and a little bit of fussing.  It’s like she has been doing this her whole life.  It is a little tiring, though - for everyone.  Our neighbors and friends have been wonderful, going out of their way to welcome the baby and congratulate the proud big sisters, bringing us gifts, delicious edibles and even whole meals.  How lucky we are to have all these wonderful people in our lives…  

Like father like daughter.  This baby is doing a very good job being a baby: lots of eating, sleeping, looking around, messing diapers, burping and a little bit of fussing.  It’s like she has been doing this her whole life.  It is a little tiring, though - for everyone.  Our neighbors and friends have been wonderful, going out of their way to welcome the baby and congratulate the proud big sisters, bringing us gifts, delicious edibles and even whole meals.  How lucky we are to have all these wonderful people in our lives…  

Sep 02

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Aug 30

How you know that your child is Alaskan… Her cousin gave her a drawing of a beautifully rendered female figure with an elaborately detailed dress and coiffure.  My daughter was touched and pleased and wanted to reciprocate.  Her drawing is a polar bear eating a seal in the snow.  Obviously.  I think it is the bloody muzzle that really brings this tableau to life.

How you know that your child is Alaskan… Her cousin gave her a drawing of a beautifully rendered female figure with an elaborately detailed dress and coiffure.  My daughter was touched and pleased and wanted to reciprocate.  Her drawing is a polar bear eating a seal in the snow.  Obviously.  I think it is the bloody muzzle that really brings this tableau to life.