Monday, April 26, 2010

Odds and Ends . . . .


It's getting to be that time of year where there is a whole lot going on, more than can be blogged about, with better weather and more recreational opportunities. I just wanted to touch real briefly on a few of the things from last week so I can start another busy week with a "clean plate" . . . these are eagles on the beach fighting over a fish.
The roads crew cleared the way to Summers Bay but it quickly avalanched in again - except for that little motorcycle tire-sized path just to the left of the snow . . . perfect!
There were a few other little avalanches past the first big one but nothing major . . .
It is always really exciting to be able to access the beaches again after a winter of the road being closed. It is like seeing old friends again that have been away for months; there is always a sense of the possibility of there being something exciting washed up on the beaches by the winter storms, and the beach combing is always better for awhile . . . .


Little South America has been a great place for dog walks and bonfires lately because the whales are back in force and can be pretty predictably seen every evening.
Here Max and Conner watch the splash from a whale jumping.
Sometimes the whales are really close to be beach - you just never know where they'll turn up.
Here's something you don't see everyday - I couldn't believe how large the wing bones were, and how similar it was to a human arm except longer. Bald eagle - tastes like chicken! (just kidding for any government agency that might be reading).
Later in the week the avalanches were cleared enough for a car and I brought Chico out for a couple evening walks at Summers Bay. He loves this beach because of the sand - easy on his feet and fun to run on!
I guess I like this image as well as any from last week's photos . . . the remains of a crabpot washed up by a winter storm with Split Top Mountain in the background.
What a pretty puppy!
Goldfish made some excellent granola from a magazine recipe that we're making a regular part of our morning routine.
And I cooked a few more recipes for Goldfish out of The Pioneer Woman Cooks recipe book - above is Pico de Gallo and Guacamole . . . .
And tonight is a meat and onion sandwich which was pretty tasty, the official name of which escapes me at the moment - I'll get these three recipes added to the sidebar where I'm tracking completed recipes as I work my way though the cookbook this year.

Okay, it was another excellent relaxing weekend. Next Saturday is the St. Baldricks' fundraiser at the Burma Road Chapel - thanks so much to Alise & Ricardo and Judi, the latest donors on my donor page - there is still time to make a donation and get entered to win a box of crab! Thanks so much to all the generous folks that have given to date to the tune of almost $1500 - your kindness is indeed humbling. Check back Tuesday night for some St. Baldricks' related news and photos - I don't think you'll be disappointed!

5 comments:

Terria Fleming said...

It's beautiful there! I wish I could come see your part of the world this summer. Your photos remind me of why I've always wanted to see the Aleutian Islands.

Transitions said...

You should check out this blog of a guy who is trying to run across the US in 100 days for the second tim in his life. http://suneson.se/index.php

There is a button in the right corner that switches it to english. I think this guy is amazing.

Alaska Girl said...

What gorgeous photos!

Lori said...

Love the pic of Chico (with his tongue out) - LOL!

Margrita said...

Wow the pictures are gorgeous I like the whales the best i would be on the beach just watching and listening to them what a great sight to see. Good luck on Saturday