Last Days of Autumn
October 18, 2006 at 11:58 AM
...spent with my visiting mother, whom I haven't seen in nearly two years. We were unusually blessed with two sunny days, so we grabbed our cameras and made an effort to capture as much as we could before it all went away. Too bad it all just keeps moving on, as much as we wished these perfect days wouldn't end.
From Julie C.
Posted on October 18, 2006 at 2:28 PM
These pictures are fabulously beautiful, Emily. Thanks for sharing them with us!
From Kelsey Z.
Posted on October 18, 2006 at 3:28 PM
Emily, it looks like you came to Canada to take those pictures! ;)
But really though, when can I come move in with you? It's so beautiful there!
I love the first picture.
But how did you find the picture of the animal I rode on to escape from your house two weeks ago?
From bill Pratt
Posted on October 18, 2006 at 5:18 PM
My brother skiied the island that is off the Kenai Peninsula. Breathtaking. Someday I'll have to find an excuse to do business up that way.
Ooh, what WONDERFUL pics. Thanks for posting them.
Ya sure have got some funny lookin' cows up there...
Lovely pics Emily.
From Vivian Guo
Posted on October 19, 2006 at 1:02 AM
Thank you so much for sharing the beautiful scenes. Did I see a camel? I thought they lived in dessert. Or Alaska is a dessert? Oops! I think I practiced the violin way too much today. :-)
Alaska is a dessert--Baked Alaska to be precise.
Beautiful photos, Emily. What is the town right in front of the mountains?
Autumn has barely begun here. I'm looking forward to it.
That first photo could win a prize for composition; consider entering it somewhere. Every element in the photo, including the lines formed by the tips of the tall grass, lead the eyes to a singular point on the horizon in a very appealing way.
Wow! Going for two years without seeing your mother. That must not be easy if you have a good relationship. I hope your life is keeping you busy and mostly contented so that you are not suffering too much from your hsuband's absence.
I think I used to date the person in th elast pictiure. She played a mean game of scrabble,
So Buri, you were the one who made my sister cry!!
From Ray Randall
Posted on October 20, 2006 at 12:30 AM
The only thing you need to make that first picture a prize winner is to get an Indian an an old rustic birch bark canoe on the water.
Julie, Thanks! Come up and see for yourself; you won't regret it. That is, unless it's during breakup.
Kelsey Z, you're so close, it'd be a crime for you not to indulge in a road trip as soon as you can.
Linda, You're funny. I tell you what, if you can ride that moose, you can have that moose.
Bill, What's your business? As long as it doesn't revolve around ice cube sales, I think you can manage to swing it.
Terez, Thanks. I hope your writing is going well these days, by the way.
Neil, The milk tastes funny up here, too. ;)
Vivian, Camels are only accidental here.
Maura, Plenty of baked Alaskans in Homer. (my apologies to Michael Shallock, who is not one of the baked)
Pauline, That was Seward. You'd like it.
Christian, Glad you enjoyed the composition.
Tom, It has been so good to catch up with my mom again. We've been staying up late every night, watching Northern Exposure and Seinfeld, talking and crocheting. Now all I need are a couple of rocking chairs to complete this picture...
Buri, You couldn't even beat a moose in a game of scrabble? Go figure. ;)
Ray, we saw swans there, but they weren't photogenic at all, surprisingly.
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