Sunday, August 25, 2013

Emily Carr, A Poetic Tribute



Emily Carr 

1871 - 1945


Ketchikan Totem Poles

 Three indigenous Pacific Northwest peoples are the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian, lived, traveled and traded extensively throughout Northern British Columbia and Southeast Alaska.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Calving Symphony

It starts with a thunderous cracking echoing though the bay, ends with a crash, and splash, and completes the show with a large wave causing the floating ice to dance before your eyes. This is how it was, a  symphony.  

Alaska Landscape

Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska

Glacier

Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska (August 2013)

Landscape at Glacier Bay

Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska

Friday, August 23, 2013

Alaska Impression Collage

These pictures are from coastal British Columbia and Alaska via the inside passage and into Glacier Bay national park. Alaska is breathtaking with a rugged coastline and varied weather.

Even in the summer the weather can rapidly change from warm sun to icy winds and from clear skies to overcast and fog. Each has its beauty and when the sun breaks that’s when the scenery is at its best. 

This picture collage is my impression (from many hundreds of photos) of Alaska. Click the photo to enlarge. Besides the rugged landscape, sounds of the ocean, winds and birds remain. If I were to pick two highlights they would include the scenic White Pass train ride up the 1897 gold rush route and the Glacier Bay National Park.

Fishing Boat

Alaska

Glacier Bay National Park



Sunset

Inside Passage, British Columbia

Alaska Glacier


White Pass train

White Pass train Skagway, Alaska - August 2013