Please visit me in my garden, among the flowers and weeds, as I carve out a little patch of heaven in this rainy Pacific Northwest. I hope to share with you some of the joys, the triumphs, the techniques I learn along the way, and maybe some favourite garden recipes and art projects, too.
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My husband and I recently returned from our 7 night Alaska cruise for our anniversary, so I am pleased to post a few photos (click any mosaic for a larger image).
Here is a little mosaic from Skagway and Ketchican:
We were able to enjoy two hikes, one from Juneau which climbed fairly high and had views of the Mendenhall Glacier. The other from Skagway, up the Chilcoot Trail, and then a gentle river raft ride down.
The forest and plants looked very familiar, very similar to what we have on the Westcoast. Clockwise from top right : 1) mossy trees 2) cup lichen 3) shelf fungus 4) sapsucker holes in a live tree 5) bark chewed by a porcupine 6) moss "man" in the tree which caught my imagination.
We had soon pretty good views of glaciers and icebergs. Clockwise from top left : 1) Closeup of Marjorie Glacier 2) Seagulls on iceberg 3) Smaller 4) Smallest 5) Mendenhall Glacier 6) Waterfall in Glacier Bay 7) Cruise ship in Glacier Bay 8) Mendenhall Glacier 9) Waterfall.
I'd highly recommend the Alaska cruise from Vancouver.