Friday, January 21, 2011

Making the Most of the Day

 Working from 7 to 6 everyday makes it tough to get out and enjoy the outdoors this time of year - the days are just too short.  To combat this, Goldfish arrived at work with Chico right when I got off today, so we could head directly out to Humpy Cove and walk on the beach.  There appeared to be around 30 bald eagles on the cranes on the way by . . . .
 Summers Lake was looking lovely with a rare lull in the wind leaving a mirror smooth reflecting surface.
 On the walk down to the beach, little frozen puddles reminded me that this was just a lull in winter, not a permanent condition.  The little green pebbles are typical for the area as there are huge boulders of the stuff littering the beaches.  It is beautiful, especially when wet, but it is a bit soft for most uses.
 Chico loves the beach!
And on the way home, still around 30 bald eagles on the cranes . . . . . that is how you squeeze the most out of the hour or so of daylight after work!

6 comments:

emarienan said...

if i saw that many eagles at once i think i'd faint---amazing!

Jennifer Leeland said...

That's one thing I love about you, my friend. You have a gift to capture those precious moments.
I still read all your posts including all the vacation posts. Just don't comment as much.
LOVE those cranes!

each day an adventure in alaska said...

love those eagle shots...classic! is there still a crane with a nest in it? we were told since the eagles were endangered it couldn't be removed and the crane was useless.

Alaska Steve said...

There is still a crane with an eagles nest in it, over on the Dutch Harbor side. Makes for a great photo op! The cranes on this post were out by the landfill.

Lori said...

I love the last pic - beautiful!

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