All Creatures Great and Small


Last Frontier’s wildlife portrays Mother Nature’s calm and chaos . . . strength and stamina . . . beauty and barbarity. The cow moose scars are mostly likely from a foiled grizzly attack.

All creatures great and small. The Lord God made them all”. – James Herriot

Keep Looking Up . . . His best is yet to come!

Grizzly Survivor
Mallard Family
Young Bull Moose 2 AM Grazing
Trumpeter Swan

John Muir Quote


John Muir described my Greatland front yard with 5 words . . . Nature –  the manuscripts of God”

I M Blessed . . . May U B 2

Keep Looking Up . . . His best is yet to come!

Fish Lake-Castle Mt. Chickaloon, Alaska

Stormy Day on the Mountain


A stormy day on the mountain beats a sunny day at the beach” . . . a touch of  dementia?  . . . perhaps, but hold those Florida Retirement Community flyers 😊. . . enjoyed dodging raindrops hiking up Castle Mountain today.

I M Blessed . . . May U B 2

Keep Looking Up . . . His best is yet to come!

Storm over Castle Mountain
“Cool” Climbing
Lupine
Mountain Storms
Glacier
My Alaskan Backyard

Welcome Back Flowers


Welcome Back Flowers is the sequel to Farewell Flowers posted prior to leaving the Smoky Mountains forests for the Alaskan wilderness last month. Snow-birding between these two awesome corners of creation provides ‘seasonal jet-lag’ . . . as Spring morphs into Summer in the Smokies, it’s just beginning to emerge from Winter’s grip in the Last Frontier. Consequently, I’m blessed to experience Spring’s splendor twice each year . . . God is good!

Here’s a few welcome bouquet blooms Mother Nature treated me with hiking Castle Mountain’s boonies today.

I M Blessed . . . May U B 2                            
                                            
Keep Looking Up . . . His best is yet to come!

Wild Geranium
Wild Rose
Forget-Me-Nots – Alaska State Flower
Bluebells
Unknown Wildflower
Dandelion Seed Head
Castle Mountain – Chickaloon, Alaska

Calm before the Storm


Talkeetna Mountains – Chickaloon, Alaska

Were that life could be a continual mountaintop experience.  Reality is most is lived in the valleys where its been said you’re either in the midst of a storm, coming out of one, or one lies ahead on your journey.

But take heart . . . just as rainbows appear after the storm, each storm cloud will run out of rain, and calm will follow the fury.

He calms the storm, so that its waves are still”. -Psalm 107:29
Be Blessed and . . .
                               +  
                             ^                
Keep Looking Up . . . His best is yet to come!

Contentedly Rich and Breathless


Matanuska River Valley and Chugach Mountains

Socrates once wrote, “He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature“.

Centuries later someone penned, “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away”.

This morning His creationscape left my soul content . . rich . . . breathless.

I M blessed . . . May U B 2

O Lord, our lord, your greatness is seen in all the earth”. – Psalm 8:1
                                    
Keep Looking Up . . . His best is yet to come!

Feral Friends


Never knowing which of our Last Frontier feral neighbors may decide to wander through our backyard is always an unanticipated treat. Here’s a vid clip of a recent impromptu fur and fowl ‘Splash Party’ 😊

Bullwinkle and Trumpeter Swans

Keep Looking Up . . . His best is yet to come!


Seasons Exchange


Snows receding from the mountains . . .

Trumpeter swans nesting on the lake . . .

Spring relinquishing to Summer . . .

Seasons exchange in the Land of the Midnight Sun

 “To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven” – Ecclesiastes 3:1

                                           
Keep Looking Up . . . His best is yet to come!

Giants in the Clouds
Trumpeter Swans

My Last Frontier Backyard


People often ask, “Why do you love Alaska so much? . . . here’s a few pics taken in my backyard today . . . any further questions? 😊

                        “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork“. -Psalm 19:1

I M Blessed . . . May U B 2
                                            
Keep Looking Up . . . His best is yet to come!

Pioneer Peak
Chugach Range Snowcaps
Wild and Free

Bigfoot😊


Mt. Rainier

On approach into Seattle, WA Mount Rainier impressively dominated the majestic Sierra Nevada Range panorama, and got my thoughts  to a-wandering . . . somewhere down there in the wilderness Bigfoot reportedly roams.


Somehow, ‘Bigfoot’ doesn’t sound female ‘Cinderella appropriate’. However, the thought of a few ‘hes’ representing the sole members of the species lacks romanticism. Surely somewhere down there must roam some ‘shes’ who could fashionably sport pairs of size 18-20 high heels to boot Bigfoot dudes in the rump when they stupidly step outa’ line and forest to get photographed . . . Petite-Feets?


Oklahoma is currently considering legislation for a 3-million-dollar bounty for the live capture of a Bigfoot . . . what are they drinking? This has me contemplating becoming a wealthy, gerontological bounty hunter. But what would be the optimal Bigfoot capture technique . . . a mega-enhanced version of “Building a Better Mousetrap”?


Personally, I support allowing Bigfoots and Petite-Feets to continue to roam wild and free. Being so scarce in numbers, the actual capture of one would immediately classify them as an Endangered Species, and us Homo sapiens have sadly already  mastered that process. Besides, having survived the traumatic childhood trauma of discovering Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny were mere myths, us ‘adults’ need a mythical fuzzy fantasy reprieve this hectic world . . . lets keep the Bigfoot myth-information going!


Oops . . . we’re about to land and have been instructed to “Please turn off all electronics devices”. . . Long Live Bigfoot and his Petite-Feets!


PS – My wife is pondering if it’s possible to contract a strange form of altitude sickness while zooming through the skies at 400 mph in high-speed aluminum tubing . . . or if this is just another episode of my dementia? 😊                                 
                             ^                
Keep Looking Up . . . His best is yet to come!