Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Late Afternoon on Turnagain Arm

I recently went down to the water. And by "water," I mean . . . 

. . . frozen mudflats.

The tide was out . . . 

. . . way out.

So I turned back toward the rocky cliffs to admire the waterfalls. And by "waterfalls," I mean . . . 

. . . frozen sheets of ice.


Watching people climb ice in zero-degree weather reminded me that I like hot chocolate. And by "hot chocolate," I mean . . .

Hot chocolate! With marshmallows. In my favorite mug.


Back home, just as the sun begins to set.



Dinner last night: broccoli shrimp alfredo



11 comments:

3 Bay B Chicks said...

Whenever I check out your photos the only word that repeatedly comes to my mind is AMAZING. Are you continually in awe of your surroundings? I know I am.

Have you always lived in Alaska?

-Francesca

blueviolet said...

Those were absolutely beautiful photos! I'm mesmerized.

Helene said...

Wow, Kim!!! Those pics are absolutely breathtaking!!! You could make a whole book with just pics like that and it would be a huge sell-out!! I can't believe people actually climb ice like that...do they have a death wish? It just looks seriously dangerous!

Bee and Rose said...

I love your bloggy:) It always makes me pause and really appreciate this beautiful world we have.

Hot cocoa is just the best beverage ever:)

twinmama said...

Your neck of the woods is so incredibly beautiful. I share your pictures with my husband and he says every time that he wants to go to Alaska.

Those ice climbers made me cold. :)

Kim said...

I took these pictures last Saturday between 4—5:30, which is why the light looks so different in the 2 mudflat shots. It still surprises me how much the Alaskan sky can change in an hour!

3 Bay: I was born and raised in AK, although I have spent significant periods of time in Hawaii, Ohio, and LA. Which explains my mad driving skillz.

glitzen said...

Just gorgeous!! On my drive the other day I wanted to stop and take some pics of those "waterfalls" but I was afraid of getting creamed by the nutso drivers on the Arm.
Your pics are beautiful!

3 Bay B Chicks said...

Mad driving skillz...

I like that. Thanks!

-Francesca

Lana said...

I can't believe someone is climbing that!!
Such BEAUTIFUL pictures!! I'm always in awe of nature pics.

Nadine said...

WHAT BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS! They are truly breathtaking. You live in a beautiful part of this world!

Kim said...

Thanks, Nadine! Your part of the world isn't so bad, either. I once spent just a day in Amsterdam, and hope that I can go back and spend a lot more time exploring the Netherlands.