Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Tricia and I went for a final ride around Kotzebue

tonight because I am leaving Kotzebue in the morning. I feel a little sad about it. Of course I want to sleep in my own bed again, but I have to tell you, I am back in love with Alaska.
I took pictures along the way. This first one is an accidental picture. I love it though. It is just a native man walking along the beach. We were actually down there watching the seals in the sound. The sound was full of them, but they were to far out to get a good picture.

The cemetery up on the hill again. I love it. It is so primitive, yet beautiful and serene. Standing on this hill and looking west, you look down onto the village and harbor.

My grandson Ben and I out on the Tundra. There were several people out there picking blueberries and low bush cranberries.This lovely lady was very agreeable to allowing me to take her picture while she was picking. She also stopped and showed me what she had picked.
She had been out there for about an hour and a half. She was trying to get a gallon picked tonight and is striving for a gallon every night this week. She also had blueberries in her bucket. She says she cooks them all together with a little sugar and then adds flour to thicken them. I did not think to ask how they eat them though.

Tricia is holding a handful of cranberries. We put them into the ladies bucket after we took the picture. Maybe our little contribution got her home a bit earlier.

My last Kotzebue sunset.


FalkFamily said...

What a gorgeous place - I will get to Alaska some day, I hope.

Karin @ 6ByHisDesign said...

it looks beautiful, gramma --- and your photos are fabulous! i love the composition and angles...nice job on those!

travel home safely!

Glenda, saved by grace said...

beautiful...Isn't it cold there tho, and what about it being dark there 1/2 the year?

Grandma Elsie said...

Another time still bring sad and happy feelings .Yet we allow our selves the memories of it , bitter and sweet feelings .
As we get older life seems to be made up of this more than the now.

Wisconsin Girl said...

Thanks for stopping by (via Frizzy) to wish my family and I well on our new adventure to twinland:) I am soaking up all of the loving words and encouragement. I think right now I am most worried about the adjustment for my 2 year old...he's the center of my world! But as each day goes by, I think of things to prepare (as much as I can) and wrap my mind around the whole idea of twins.

Loved the pics of Alaska. It's on my list of places I must see and spend some time at. Looks amazing!

Roslyn said...

Love your AK pics & stories,we had a wonderfu; visit to AK last year & I want to go back some time to stay longer.


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