26 January 2014

Because You Like Alaskan Pictures...

I've been looking back at the thousands of pictures we've taken since moving here, to make some enlargements for my office. These are some of my favorites.

All these images should enlarge when you double-click them, but you know how Blogger can be. :)

Floatplanes at Lake Hood in Anchorage, the world's busiest floatplane airport.

Pike's Landing in Fairbanks, along the Chena River

The Igloo Motel, along the Glen Parks Highway near Denali National Park

Milepost at the Trans-Alaska Pipeline visitors' station, about 15 miles north of Fairbanks

Warning sign at the head of the Byron Glacier trail at Portage

Mountainside above the Byron Glacier

Humpback whales

Small boat harbor at Seward

Some of the mountains around Alyeska Resort at Girdwood

Ditto

The Chugach Mtns, along the east side of Anchorage

Hiking a nature trail out of Girdwood

Snowboard moguls & half-pipe at Alyeska Resort

Looking down from the top of Alyeska Mountain, toward the Turnagain Arm

Fish Lake, near Talkeetna

Little Susitna River, along the road to Hatcher Pass and the Centennial Mine

Looking down from Hatcher Pass toward the Matanuska Valley

Ditto

Chugach Mountains, on the north side of Turnagain Arm, viewed from Hope Road on the south side

Up close & personal with Mr. Moose, while he munches on a juniper bush

Floatplane taking off from Lake Hood in Anchorage

21 comments:

PioneerPreppy said...

Nice pics. I especially like the mountain ones. In regards to your earlier post when I was in Wisconsin and the ice started breaking up the bottom of lake Winnebago on the Fox river would have what they called the ice shove. All the sheets of ice would pack on top of each other until you have a literal mountain of ice sheets all cracking and tinking. It was really something to see. Ever get anything like that up there?

Rev. Paul said...

Yep. Happens every break-up (what y'all call Spring). The ice jams up on the Yukon River, among others, and has been taking out whole villages, the last few years.

CottonLady said...

Sure hope you have a ton of wall space!!! I would want one of each! Great pictures!

Rev. Paul said...

Thank you, ma'am! :)

Well Seasoned Fool said...

In this amatuer's opinion, you have talent!

Stephen said...

Excellent pictures. Heck, I'd have a hard time picking a favorite. Close your eyes and point....

Rev. Paul said...

Thank you, my friend. Although I have to admit it's hard to take a bad photo of Alaska. :)

Rev. Paul said...

I'm thinking maybe three of four of them, in slightly smaller size. I can't choose just one.

SENIOR said...

You live in one of the most majestic places in the world, I'm envious. Alaska is a beautiful, but dangerous place, that's why I like it.

Bob said...

Beautiful!

Chickenmom said...

The whales, for 1st pick - then anything with mountains!

ProudHillbilly said...

Wow!

Jenny said...

*sigh*


:)


OldAFSarge said...

Breathtaking, Rev, simply magnificent.

(I do like your moose pictures best of all. Float planes are a close second!)

Rev. Paul said...

I concur, Senior - on all counts.

Thanks, Bob.

Thank you, PH. :^)

I know, Jenny. Someday, right?

Thanks, Sarge. Moose, mountains, floatplanes, weather ... what's not to like? :^)

maddmedic said...

You keep showing these pictures..
And I keep wanting to come back for another, longer visit..

Rev. Paul said...

Then my work here is done. :D

threecollie said...

You're right! I DO like Alaska pictures and these are simply wonderful.

Rev. Paul said...

Thank you, ma'am! I'm glad you like them.

joated said...

Very nice collection of photos. Makes me want to come back. And with your temps so much warmer than ours, I might even consider a winter trip! (Just kidding on that last. ;-) )

Rev. Paul said...

I hope you two do come back. Wouldn't count on winter being a lot warmer than elsewhere - it's a fluke ... or so we're all fondly hoping. :)