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!!!

Friday, March 26, 2010

A nice day in March...

After a beautiful day of sunshine (but having been inside an office all day), Alyx & I decided to go out yesterday evening and take photographs of some Juneau sights. First we went to the Glacier and took some pictures of the sun hitting the Mountains.Then we went to the university campus to see if we could spot any wildlife. We did see this adorable bird perched on a branch in a cluster of trees. We also got a couple of shots of the totem poles. In the Tlingit culture of Southeast Alaska, the raven & eagle represent balance.
The Raven pole is in place on the campus.

The Eagle totem is completed, but is awaiting placement. It was very interesting to see the way they made this totem.

Skunk Cabbage plants are starting to peek out of the ground. They are so interesting to see. Alyx learned that these plants warm the ground (melting any snow or ice) and then push through. When they first begin growing, they have a beautiful yellow flower similar to a calla lily, then they grow into very large leaf plants (there is a picture of Chris on the side column next to one of these).

We went to Auke Bay to greet Mike as he arrived home from work at 7:15 pm

...and as we were walking around on the docks, we unexpectedly ran into Jon & Joanna and got to have a really fun visit :)

We are getting so anxious to meet their baby...she is due ANYDAY now :)

1 Comments from Great People:

Marche said...

I just love to look at the beautiful pictures you take. They are breath taking. God created such a beautiful world!

Come visit us in Alaska!!!

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