Brown Bear

This picture was taken on a penninsula off Lynn Canal outside of Juneau by someone Mike works with.
I understand you don't want to mess with the Brown Bears. They are sure cute to look at, but they can be very hazardous to your health!!!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Termination Dust

We got dusted this week! Well, the mountains around town did anyway.
Here is a photo of "Termination Dust" on a mountain to the west of Mendenhall GlacierWhy they call it 'termination dust' I can only guess, because it marks the termination of summer? It is when we get the look of powdered sugar being sprinkled on the tippy-tops of the mountains, and a sneak peek of what we are in-for. We did have a beautiful summer and with a WHITE world coming quickly, I thought I better get out there and grab some photos of COLOR before it is gone. Here is what I have come up with so far...
A veiw of Mendenhall Glacier from the beaver pond near the entrance of Tongass National Park

Fall colors on the treesFall colors on the groundEven the moss on the rocks & trees is starting to change color. With views like this reflection, it is hard to remember that we are in the 'real world' and not in an enchanted forest.

1 Comments from Great People:

Anonymous said...

We have seen Mike twice and he came as we were working on the kitchen it is commimg along hope to move in soon. Will do the bathroom in April or so give the boys a break although I have enjoyed seeing my zoo every weekend. Miss you so much.
Love Bob and Robenna

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