Monday, December 17, 2007


My last posting was in August?? Wow. My bad. We're waiting for the snow to fall up here in the Last Frontier, so in the meantime, enjoy a few pics from this summer...going for a wildlife theme here:

One of the 13ish bears that Bree, Michael and I camped with near Pederson Lagoon. WAY too many bears for our liking. We ended up moving camp from a forested area littered with scat to a rock outcropping, where Bree and I proceeded to down some JD and catch some ZZZ's while poor Michael stayed up most of the night ready to defend our lair against these bruins.

Near our Pederson campsite, we spotted a lone coyote. We floated by on the tide as it took us up the stream to the glacier. This was an unexpected site! S/he just stood there and watched us float by.

Some sandhill cranes flying over Homer/Kachemak Bay. These guys loved the open meadows of lupine and fireweed and zig-zagged their honking way all around us.

And who doesn't like seeing a piggy otter (there are two crabs on his belly)?! You may need to click on the pic to see the crabs a little better.

And finally, my favorite wild thing: