The dog days of August demand something cooler, and we’ve got the thing with the first of two consecutive snow scenes: self-titled “A Yukon Quest Team” by Arthur T. LaBar. The 1,000-mile (1,600 km) sled […]
We celebrate US Independence Day with an Alaskan serene scene—self-titled “Ketchikan Creek Street“, which Bernard Spragg captured on Sept. 6, 2012 using Sony DSLR-A580 and 18-270mm F3.5-6.3 lens. Vitals: f/11, ISO 400, 1/125 sec, 35mm. […]
Jean McDermott cracks me up. She’s got a wry, dry sense of humor. Maybe the humorless can’t survive Alaskan winters.
Today, Jean posted a picture of her freezer and, separately, commented on the weather: “A couple days ago we got 10 inches of snow in one night. People up here walked around just beaming. Finally! The bumps in the ski, snowmachine, mushing and skijore trails would finally be smoothed out. No more skidding around on dirt! Not only that, but it has warmed up to a positively balmy 20° ABOVE so everyone is having a bit of a respite from having to put on so much bleeding gear every time one goes outside!
Well, you know you’ve been out of town and out of touch, when there are 5,523 new posts to read via RSS. Oh my! Among them: Jean McDermott has an update on the feral rabbit hunt, lest the vermin—ah, cute furballs—defoliate Alaska. I blogged about part one of her bunny adventure the day before her most recent update. How’s that for timing?
So, writes Jean: “I successfully caught six baby rabbits over Memorial Day weekend. Three black ones, two gray ones, and a tortoise color fawnish one. Let me tell you, baby bunnies are extremely cute”. But she resisted petting the lot, to avoid terrifying them to death. However, the cuteness overwhelmed the folks over at animal control.