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Chena Hot Springs, Alaska

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Last weekend we went to Chena Hot Springs to photograph the northern lights. A snow cat drove us up the side of a local mountain to view and photograph the aurora.
We left at 10:30 and didn't get back to our room until 4:30 AM. It was so cold... brrrr. -7 and windy but DH got some great photos.

He even captured a shooting star, seen as a faint white line in the green area. I felt like freezing for 6 hours wasn't worth it at the time, but now that we're home and we can appreciate the photos, it was worth it.

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SHELTER-PETS 6/24/2014 6:35AM


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TXGRANDMA 5/26/2014 7:47PM

    What a gorgeous photo! I used to see the Northern Lights when I lived in Michigan, and pretty much took them for granted. Then we moved here, where there are none, and I realized how fortunate I was to have seen them at all. My sister lives in Anchorage, Alaska so she still sees them. I have never seen any as vivid as this streak of green though! Congratulations to your husband for capturing an amazing photo! emoticon

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1BEACHWALKER 3/28/2014 6:06PM

    Just showed my husband this and it brought back memories when he saw them as a kid. He has seen all colors in the aurora borealis..lots of orange ones! He wished he'd had taken pics now!! Well done!!!

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SUPERMOMMA76 3/28/2014 12:07AM

    What a beautiful sight:) The Northern Lights are the only thing I really miss about Fairbanks. (not great memories) Glad you had a good time😊

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WANRAS 3/27/2014 4:49PM

    So very jealous !! Have always wanted to go to Chena Hot Springs but have not made it yet. Thank you for sharing !!
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1BEACHWALKER 3/27/2014 3:08PM

    Oh, my goodness, what a gorgeous thing to see! My husband used to see them all the time when he lived by Lake Erie in the Cleveland many years ago. That would be so cool to see that...and braving the cold was worth it! Thanks for sharing...I was hoping you would! Glad you got to go!! emoticon

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HERE2PERSEVERE 3/27/2014 10:40AM

    Oh, that is SO cool! Glad you got some great photos! emoticon I would love to see that someday...

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LEXIE63 3/27/2014 6:33AM

    What a fabulous photograph! Quite stunning! :-)

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The Alaska Zoo

Saturday, August 03, 2013

We were both really tired yesterday, which made it hard to feel like doing a typical workout. Since DH just got a new camera, we decided to take a trip to the zoo; both to practice with the camera and to see the zoo, which we hadn't visited for about 8 years.
We got lots of great photos... many of course with those unsightly bars. Still, some animals I don't care to see anywhere but in a zoo.

Animal names top to bottom:
Alaskan brown bear, young bull moose, snow leopard, trumpeter swans, Dall sheep ram, gyrfalcon, and golden Eagle.

(All birds, except the swans, in the captivity of this zoo have permanent and debilitating injuries which prohibit flight, which is why their enclosures are so small.)

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USMAWIFE 8/4/2013 8:25AM

    Great pics. We lived in anchorage for 2 years and I never made it to the zoo. those were in the days of binky the bear.

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EFFIEANNIE 8/4/2013 8:21AM

    Isn't that snow leopard beautiful!

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CBLENS 8/4/2013 6:59AM

    great shots. thanks for sharing.

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LEXIE63 8/4/2013 5:35AM

    Nice to know the injured birds are cared for. Is part of the zoo some kind of sanctuary for injured birds? I love the Raptor exhibit at our local zoo. They train some of them and do shows. I've sat mere feet from kestrels and vultures and been swiped on the head by an eagle wing. It is a truly fabulous experience!

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1BEACHWALKER 8/4/2013 12:46AM

    Whoohoo!! You blogged and posted it!!! Your new camera did great!! Nice shots!! That snow leopard is looking right at you! I haven't been to the zoo in ages either! I have been wanting to go to Animal Kingdom too for awhile also! Thanks for thinking of us and blogging about it!!

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JOYATLAST 8/4/2013 12:14AM

    Beautiful! I never tire of seeing zoo pics.

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Moose Came to Harvest Our Raspberries

Thursday, October 11, 2012

We have visitors every Fall who appear just in time to eat the last of the green leaves. They delicately nibble and pluck the suitable leaves, fortunately neglecting to uproot the entire plant, which they could certainly do.
This was the view out our front window a couple of days ago...

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JOYATLAST 1/29/2013 12:41AM

    What a thrill. They are sweet to share with you.

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REDBUD1 12/3/2012 9:06PM

    I love the pictures! They look young; I sure they appreciate the vegetation emoticon .

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1BEACHWALKER 10/19/2012 4:44AM

    Oh my goodness! So nice of them to leave the whole bush alone and just nibble! I have had just plain old deer come and sharpen their antlers on my small young trees (about 4 foot tall) and rip it right in half. These guys are huge!! That is too cool though to see them up close-but I am sure you know how dangerous they are!! emoticon

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GARDENQE2 10/14/2012 11:04AM

    How neat to have wildlife right in your yard!

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CLAIREINPARIS 10/14/2012 4:47AM

    This is wonderful!

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EFFIEANNIE 10/12/2012 8:19AM

    I love it- would like to have some visit my place!

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LEXIE63 10/12/2012 5:24AM

    We get the occasional squirrel...


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DIVEMASTER01 10/12/2012 3:22AM

    So cute Carolyn, I guess they are just smart enough to realize that if they uproot them, no more berries next year!


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KNITTABLES 10/12/2012 1:40AM

    Wow, great pictures. didn't know they came that close to you.

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HIPPYCAT 10/11/2012 11:34PM

    What these moose need is a couple of little metal buckets. emoticon

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NANCYRUBIO 10/11/2012 11:34PM

    Can I pick berries with them?

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