as it meanders along the way

Archive for July, 2012


Mt. Rainier | Washington State 2012


Mt. Rainier | Washington State 2012


Mt. Rainier | Washington State 2012


Mt. Rainier | Washington State 2012

Bill took some amazing photos of the first moose and then the second set we viewed on our trip to Fairbanks Alaska.
Great eye Bill!

Let the Rain Fall Down

Stampede Trail | Healy, Alaska | July 2012

Never curse the rain
Never fear the thunder
Never run for cover

Going Green

Fairbanks, Alaska | July 2012

How green is your forest
How tall are your trees
How fresh is your air


Fairbanks, Alaska | July 2012

I never tasted a flower so sweet when spread on toast as a jam.

Wild Blue Yonder

Whenever I think of Alaska I will always remember, the wild blue yonder of the eternal day-lit skies.

Chena Dome Trail | Alaska 2012

“The name for the Chena River in Fairbanks is derived from the Tanana Athabascan name Ch’eno’. In this case the literal meaning is quite interesting. The word is composed of the “indefinite” possessor plus the stem meaning ‘river’ and thus literally means ‘river of something’, where the ‘something’ is a veiled reference to game animals, especially caribou. The inference to be made is that this was a good place for hunting caribou — so good, in fact, that it was worth avoiding explicit mention of that game.”