Are We Walking to Alaska

Are We Walking to Alaska
Are We Walking to Alaska - A True Story

Sunday, April 28, 2013


In the spring one just can't have too much yellow - it brightens the cloudy dreary days and glows on the sunny days.

Yellow tulips

Yellow pansies on the deck

Yellow tulips at the boat harbor

Golden Chain trees

Even a yellow kayak

And you know my favorite - yellow dandelions.
Hurray for spring!

April Scavenger Hunt

It is time for our monthly scavenger hunt - more fun - more photos.

Our clues are


My new  pink daisies on my deck table

Pink flowering trees, all over town


6 duck bottoms

Wonderful mailbox planter and house number sign


Bellingham has parks - many parks - some with bridges

A park on a lake, where you can launch your rubber boat and go happily paddling about.

A park on another lake where you can get early shots of the moon rising

And long shots of the moon on the water

Parks where you can take photos of seagulls soaring past

And parks in the middle of town - with waterfalls

And a fish nursery lake - right in town

Our city plants hundreds of flowering trees along the streets

And a calm lake.  When new construction of buildings takes place in Bellingham, they have to set aside a certain number of acres for city parks - it is a very big city - with lots of building - and therefore lots of parks for the citizens to enjoy.


Horse back riding is great sport - and I would think this friendly horse would be fun to ride.


Lights on Lake Whatcom at night

A natural night light


Desert  Rose dishes - the first ones came from my Granny

Dolls and their clothes.  These are Madame Alexander 18" dolls - Poppy Sunshine and Miss Abigail Clarissa Wellington-Jones.

Jadeite dishes and old red handled kitchen utensils.


The rhubarb leaves are very big

This is one big woodpile

I'd say enough wood for a couple winters


My new round table - and the bears waiting for dinner

Pine Siskins at the feeder - having dinner


Old Rock Wall

Ferns growing in moss on a tree

Soft petals in a Double Flowering Peach tree

Raindrops on a goose and on the pond

A nest made of moss and twigs


Clouds curling in the sky

Clouds from the airplane on take off (ok, I stretched that one a bit)


Plastic signs

At my friend's house

Sign in a cafe in Acme, Washington

Bubbles - this could be take off - and plastic

Big Boats Little Boats

Friday night is Alaska Ferry night.  The Alaska State Ferry docks at the Bellingham Ferry Terminal every Friday morning - and departs every Friday night - around 6 p.m.   I say "around" because it sometimes leaves at 6:02 and sometimes is still at the dock after 7:30 p.m. 

We take a picnic and eat in the car - while watching the cars, trucks, vans, campers, motor homes, semi trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, commercial trucks and once a self propelled cherry picker - load onto the ferry.  We try to guess which will be the last vehicle on board - judging by the staging area that we drove past to get to our viewing spot.  We are sometimes correct in our guess.

There are also boats in the bay - some close to the ferry - some farther out in the bay.   There is always something interesting going on around the ferry.  People walking along the decks, some people setting up their tents on the back decks - everyone is getting ready for an exciting trip to Alaska.

Kayaks at the bow of the ferry

A sailboat passing the bow of the ferry

It was windy and very cold last Friday

But they fearlessly paddled on

Taking a rest

And back towards the ferry

The captain blows the whistle - loud and long - to warn the kayakers

And the ferry departs - the evening sun reflecting on the windows