Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Pressure is Killing Me

As an Alaskan blogger, I feel obligated to post stunning scenic shots of the Last Frontier. There's just one little bitty problem. April is about the worst time of year for capturing anything remotely pretty or colorful. Big, wet snowflakes started to fall about 30 minutes ago. Big, wet snowflakes falling amongst barren, leafless trees . . .

Aren't you glad I took the time to step outside and
photograph this gorgeous landscape? No?
Well, how about this . . . 


At least the sky is blue in this shot I snapped last week.
Although I am feeling the need to pop an anti-depressant after
looking at those bony tree fingers silhouetted against a cloudless sky.

Maybe a couple of cute kids will help my photography . . .


What? You don't appreciate a
good mud puddle when you see one?

Here, I guess this will have to do . . .



When in doubt, post a picture of a moose.



Dinner last night: spaghetti and meat sauce



12 comments:

Karen said...

I don't care what anyone says. Those pictures are fantastic!

Katherine said...

When does spring come to Alaska?

And I think that a picture of a moose is good anytime.

Anonymous said...

That moose looks like it's a little miffed at you for taking it's picture (paparazzi hater I guess)

glitzen said...

Great moose shot! And, I love the blue skies too. We sure do get some brilliant blues, don't we?
My lawn is almost clear of snow! And I'm loving it sooooo much. Its the riding season finally, and I'm riding and training my new horse. Bliss. :)

CambridgeLady said...

More pictures please - I love seeing your home - it's an amazing place, if a little chilly :o)

Lee said...

honestly you could post any photo of Alaska and I'd think it was pretty. Dave and I have been there twice and we love it. He's more of a city guy, but I could absolutely see myself living there.

KLZ said...

I think when in doubt, post a picture of a moose will be my new catchphrase.

Over from Karen's - nice to meet you. I'll be back for more photos. No pressure.

Tom and Karen Mortensen said...

I came over from Karen's blog. I love all the pictures, even the first one. Great job.

Come visit me any time. I blog in 3 places.

Janet said...

Stopping by from Karen's blog today. I think the snow picture is gorgeous!

Oh, and I have a dog named Daisy too. :-)

JoeyRes said...

The muddy road leaves a little to be desired, no?

But you know you had me with the first moose photo I ever saw here!

Helene said...

OMG the picture of the moose is classic! The look on his face says it all...that's a total "oh crap" face if I've ever seen one!

Gorgeous pics, as always! Love the pic of the girls standing in the muddy snow!!

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

spaghetti and moose sauce? No? ;)

I lived in Fairbanks for awhile when I was a kid, so those pictures brought it back to me. I actually love the one of the big fat wet snowflakes in amongst the bony fingers of trees. Very nicely done. And the moose is classic.