Tuesday, August 22, 2017

July 2017 (the non-gardening post)

On a drive home from Anchorage, we saw this double rainbow...

...and this sneak peak of Mt. Drum.

The biggest thing that happened in July was that Flat Stanley came to visit us to learn about Alaska!

our backyard

Mt. Drum & fireweed

Mt. Drum
The Copper River with the Wrangell Mountains in the background
 We live very near the largest National Park, so we went to the visitor center...
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Flat Stanley learned all about fishwheels.
He liked this cache that was near the fishwheel too.

Inside the Visitor's Center is this relief map of the park.  Stan is pointing out Glennallen, our nearerst town.
As you can see, we are very close to the mountains!

He also learned about our volcanoes!
Mt. Drum, as taken from Wrangell St. Elias National Park

We were going to go on a nature walk, but I was wearing the wrong shoes...

Plus, Flat Stanley was hungry!  At least there was a sign warning not to eat the berries!

This sign was from 2016,, but we felt it would just be safer to head out.
Thank you Wrangell St. Elias National Park!
Next stop was the Klutina River.  A much better color than the Copper River.

Later in the month we stopped at the Matanuska Glacier.
Again, Stan learned a little something there...
This is the view in the opposite direction from the glacier.  Do you see the rainbow?
There was a day when Flat Stanley stayed home and Jeff & I went to Valdez...
It was the day we photographed the Little Kitty Quilt, the Farm Fun Barn Quilt, and the Big Bear + Little Bear Quilt.
Worthington Glacier

Worthington Glacier

Horsetail Falls
a view from the Valdez Civic Center


  1. Alaska is so beautiful! I love looking at your pictures!!

    1. Thanks Wendy! Now get your butt up here and see it in person!!!!