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!

Seasons Transition


Fresh snow dusting the mountains, yellow tinged leaves . . . Last Frontier signs of Fall all knocking on Summer’s door.

To everything there is a season, and time to every purpose under heaven“. – Ecclesiastes 3:1

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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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!

Waters


Calm/Swift . . . Clear/Muddy . . . Turbulent/Tranquil . . . water is a metaphor of life.

Such were where my thoughts drifted on today’s wilderness wander pondering the day when, with those gone before me, I will forever contentedly wander beside the river of pure . . . clear as crystal “ waters. – Revelation 22:1

Single Moms


A couple of single moms with their kids have taken up residence here along with their kids in exchange for shrub pruning and weed control . . . a Win-Win situation 😊

Mama and twins
Single Mom and Jr.
Wake up Mom – It’s Lunchtime
Lunchtime!
Family Walk-By
Junior

Prince William Sound


Three days of rainy weather tends to dampen one’s spirits. Three days of rainy weather aboard a friend’s boat, rocked to sleep each night on gentle waves, encircled by the magnificent wonders of Prince William Sound’s lifts one’s spirits. Top it off with a stringer of sockeye salmon, and  . . . Life is Good! These pictures are proof positive. I M Blessed . . . May U B 2

Nature – the manuscripts of God”. – John Muir

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

Sea Lion Profiles
King of the Rock
Bull Sea Lion and Harem
The Needles – Prince William Sound
Misty Majesty
Nightime Mooring
Sockeye Salmon