Posts Tagged ‘Alaska

27
Mar
20

sometimes harsh…

“Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.”

Robert Frost

Glacier Bay region of Alaska, SwittersB ©……………….I for one am eager for that green and gold!

26
Mar
20

alone…

off the coast of Alaska…save those on board fishing with me.

19
Jan
20

Above Sitka Sound

 

16
Jan
20

On high…

“My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing.” – Aldous Huxley (Alaska above Sitka)

11
Jan
20

New Day…

Hope you day shines brighter….at least in your mind.

16
Dec
19

cruising on by…

Another Time….

“American whale oil lit the world. It was used in the production of soap, textiles, leather, paints, and varnishes, and it lubricated the tools and machines that drove the Industrial Revolution. The baleen cut from the mouths of whales shaped the course of feminine fashion by putting the hoop in hooped skirts and giving form to stomachtightening
and chest-crushing corsets. Spermaceti, the waxy substance from the heads of sperm whales, produced the brightest- and cleanest-burning candles the world has ever known, while ambergris, a byproduct of irritation in a sperm whale’s bowel, gave perfumes great staying power and was worth its weight in gold.”
Eric Jay Dolin, Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America

Near Sitka, Alaska passing our 24′ fishing boat….ultimately turned and dove right under our boat. ©SwittersB

15
Dec
19

Hit above Sitka Sound at sunset…

 

Up in the hills above Sitka, Alaska  ©SwittersB




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