Saturday, September 27, 2008

Just This Once . . . .






Maybe I won't ruin something by trying to write about it . . . today was the End-of-Season company pig roast, the cod is about over, pollock is about over, and the boats are going to change gear and get ready for crab season kicking off in a couple weeks. I've come down with a nasty lung infection and the clinic has me on the three days of horse pill antibiotic program with nebulizer treatments, and not only was I not cleared for attending the pig roast, I definitely wasn't feeling up to being social, even though I like and admire the work ethic of each and every one of the folks attending. If anyone has gone through the three day pill bomb, you know there are absolutely no intestinal flora left alive in my gut to digest anything, let alone a slab of pig. To make matters worse, they had been roasting the two pigs over a rotating spit in front of the Meal Plant for 24 hours, and the whole Unalaska side of the island smelled mouth-watering.
So I was feeling a bit sorry for myself . . . . Goldfish was busy baking for the Blueberry Bash tomorrow (she's entering a pie and some jam for judging) so I bundled up and headed out on the motorcycle for a short ride on a beautiful day. I wasn't going to get any sicker, and I wasn't going to infect anyone riding a motorcycle, and it always cheers me up to get outside and explore the island, no matter what the conveyance is . . .
And I end up on Ulatka Head again, always a great spot when the sun is shining, and I stand on top of the big bunker, the sun behind my back, projecting my silhouette on the clouds like a rainbow hologram. One of the most amazing things I've ever seen . . . . I took a brief video as well because I was positive none of the fifty pictures I took would come out . . . but they did . . . and I rode away feeling lighter . . . .


8 comments:

Bren said...

Bro,
That is absolutely amazing. I've never hear or seen anything like it. I always knew you had an ora about you that was amazing, now it's proven. Thanks for the beautiful photos.
love ya

Anonymous said...

Amazing!!! Thank you so much for sharing.

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

How absolutely gorgeous is that? BTW, are you enrolling your photos in various contests? If not, you SHOULD BE, because they are predominantly stellar!

BZ

Anonymous said...

Hi Steve, Alex's sister here. Alex has been staying with us. Saw all his amazing photos including some of you! What a trip. Thanks so much for your hospitality to them all. Hope you feel better soon after the bug. Fantastic images of yours from Ulatka Head. Isabella in England

Lothian said...

Gosh Steve, take care of yourself with those lungs! It was nice of the island to try and help heal you a little bit.

Kym said...

Amazing! You must be a holy man if even your shadow has a halo!

Sara G said...

AWESOME photo's!!

Take care

Lori said...

Awesome pictures Steve! Take care of yourself. Do you get to enjoy the Pig Roast a little bit? My mouth was watering too with your description - imagine half of the island smelling like roasted pig - yum!