Prince William Sound Scenes


Alaska has God’s fingerprints all over it. Here’s a few of His imprints from Prince William Sound.

Sea Otter
Flying Free
Island Outcrop
Mirror Image
Alaskan Prawns
Surfing Shrimp 😊

“Love to Live. Live to Love”. – Amy Charmichael

Survival of the Fittest


On Fish Lake, in the shadow of Castle Mountain, last June a Trumpeter Swan pair hatched three downy white signets. They’ve since grown into feathered gray versions, a third the size of their large, stately parents . . . the serene beauty of Nature.

Sadly, one of the signets has now gone missing. At 4 AM the other morning a neighbor heard the Trumpeters making a ruckus. The suspected assassin is another one of Mother Nature’s local feral menagerie, a great horned owl . . . the cruel barbarity of Nature.

Of the remaining two signets, one appears slightly larger. Hopefully both will survive for the flight south with their parents before freeze-up.

Trumpeter Swans and Signets
Trumpeter Swans – Fish Lake – Castle Mountain


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

“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!

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

Trumpeter Swans


Homo sapiens or Cygnus buccinator, no matter the species newborns are universally considered cute and adorable . . . even I was cute once back when dinosaurs roamed the earth 😊.

This afternoon I was blessed paddling my canoe around Fish Lake photographing Mr. & Mrs. Trumpeter and their three new signets.

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

Trumpeter Swan Family Swim
Proud Parents
Day-old Signet
Mom and Triplets
Following Dad
Snuggling with Mom
Trumpeter Swans on Fish Lake

An Afternoon in Nature


Spent part of the afternoon canoeing Fish Lake visiting a family with a new set of triplets; watching a guy in tuxedo attire putting on a display trying to impress an equally well-dressed gal; and, back on shore, listening to a mother calling her kids from a high-rise . . . ???

In Jungle Book Mogli lingo that translates into three Trumpeter Swan signets hatching out; a male loon strutting his stuff for his girlfriend; and a mother spruce grouse perched in a tree calling her scattered clutch back together 😊

Here’s a few pics of what mine was to savor watching His feathered creatures loving living life in the Last Frontier.

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

New Trumpeter Swan Signets
Trumpeter Swan Family
Come No Closer!
Loon
Courtship Display
Pretty Bird
Spruce Grouse
Cloud-cano

Wilderness Chronicles


A spruce hen and her chick perched safely above me . . . fresh imprints revealing a predator/prey pursuit . . . last fall’s bull moose antler scrapes . . . each a page in Mother Nature’s cycle of life that graced today’s wilderness wanderings.

For every creature of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills“. – Psalm 50:10

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

Spruce Grouse hen and chick
Moose tracks
Wolf track
Bull Moose antler scrapes
Grouse Silhouette
Wilderness Wonder