Alaskan Gold Rush


There’s an annual two-week gold rush in Alaska that provides unlimited ‘gold’, and everyone can stake a claim . . . Fall 😊😊😊

Golden Aspen Carpet
Fish Lake Gold
Castle Mt. Gold
Trumpeter Swans
Fireweed’s Finale

Denali Farewell


A solo kayaker, bathed in the rising golden mists of a sunrise, bid us adieu as we left Denali National Park this morning. Lord willing, we’ll return again someday to this spectacular corner of creation.

The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display His craftsmanship“. – Psalm 19:1
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Keep Looking Up . . . His best is yet to come!

Denali – 20,310 ft.

Soul Therapy Recipe


Soul Therapy Recipe
 

Ingredients and Directions

1. One friend with a boat.

2. Launch in Prince William Sound on calm seas.

Prince William Sound, Alaska

3. Stir in a vast wilderness of towering mountains and massive glaciers.

Chugach Mountain Range
Glacial Majesty
Sea Otter

4. Warm softly all day with sunshine.

5. Harvest a bounty of shrimp and fish from cool, blue waters shared by sea otters.

Alaskan Prawns
Ling Cod

6. Decorate with an ocean sunset’s splendor.

Sunset Splendor

7. Garnish with a billion stars blazing the heavens.

8. Rock softly to sleep on gentle waves.

                    “It is well with my soul”

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

Fall’s Arrival


The snowline and temps have been dropping in synchrony the past week . . . must be fall . . . H😊😊RAY !!

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He sends the snow like white wool; He scatters frost upon the ground like ashes“. – Psalm 147:16

Exit Fall


Woke up to ice on the deck and a fresh blanket of termination dust on the mountains . . . Fall’s heading for the exits up here in the Last Frontier wilds of Chickaloon.

Termination Dust – Talkeetna Mountains

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“All Creatures Great and Small”


With two weeks before hunting season begins, this big dude has decided to take up residence in the safety of our our backyard bullwinkle refuge. 😊

All things bright and beautiful,

All creatures great and small,

All things wise and wonderful,

The Lord God made them all.”

Cecil Francis Alexander

Nap Time
Wake Up!
Lunch Time
                          
                                                              Keep Looking Up . . . His best is yet to come!

    

River to Ridgeline


Today’s wilderness wander began in lush deciduous forest by river’s roaring rapids . . . wound ever upward through silent, spruce scented boreal forest . . .  finished 4,000 ft. above on alpine ridgeline, tinged with fall’s first reds.

Throughout life I’ve been blessed to travel and behold the wonders of 9 different countries on 3 different continents . . . yet . .  awe-inspiring treks through Creation’s wilderness remains my favorite wonder genre.

How great are the wonders God shows us! How powerful are the miracles He performs! Daniel 4:3

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

Twilight Masterpiece


It’s now dark by midnight in the Last Frontier as each day shortens by about 5 1/2 minutes, but the endings are spectacular beyond words! Here’s tonight’s11:30 PM finale masterpiece viewed from our deck.

Talkeetna Range Sunset – Chickaloon, Alaska

 “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands“. -Psalm 19:1

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Glimpsing Eternity


On a clear day you can see forever! Wish y’all coulda’ joined me today climbing up high among His mountain cathedrals.

I M Blessed . . . May U B 2

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

Mountain Vistas
Alpine Fireweed
Castle Mountain – Chickaloon, Alaska

Flowers and Fire . . . Smiles and Spirits


Fireweed is named for its ability to rapidly colonize areas burned by fire. The poppy is a symbol of remembrance, and hope for a peaceful future.

Fireweed
Poppy

Wandering the woods today my thoughts drifted into a muddled ambivalence. Past fires have regretfully scorched areas of my life … yet . . . I’m forever grateful having been mercifully spared, anticipating a forever peaceful future.

Flowers produce smiles, and smiles lift spirits. Native fireweed and poppy blooms lifted mine today.

“... I am going to prepare s place for you …” – John 14:2
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Keep Looking Up . . . His best is yet to come!