Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Kodiak's bears are everywhere !

With about 3,500 bears  and only 13000 people on the island,

you might expect to see Kodiak bears everywhere.

And you are right.
Here are a few of the local spots, guaranteed where you can see a real Kodiak bear:

At the Best Western Motel
the bear greets the hunters as they spend their first night,
before taking off to the woods for their hunt.

And, of course, at Mac's Sporting Goods Shop,
he gets them even more psyched up for the hunt.

At the local police station,
he wanrns you that if you misbehave,
he will put you away.

And at Wells Fargo Bank,
he is on watch,
protecting your money.

At the local Wal-Mart,
the greeter entertains your kids as you shop.

But at the public library,
she warns you that you can get your head chopped off,
if you are late in returning your books!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Go, ant, go !

We do love our salmonberry fruit.
So, to the ants of Kodiak, we say:

Go, ant, Go!


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Looking at what's below you

Even in wild Alaska,
sometimes we have to stop looking far away

and just appreciate what is right in fornt of you.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

A walk along the Wildflower Meadow

Here's a walk along the Wildflower Meadow of Ft. Abercrombie
in early July, 2012.

The ferns are as high as your waist.

It's worthwhile to sit for a minute,
and look at what's in front of you.

The flowers have started to bloom.

Just think, in a few days,
there'll be more and more flowers to see!


Sunday, July 1, 2012

It is SO HOT here !

We had a birthday party here earlier this month.
All was going well till we sent the kids to play outside. 

One couldn't be found. When we came back inside we did find him.
He has in the den, under the ceiling fan

His comment: "It is just too  hot out there!"

It was 63 degrees.

July the 4th is coming up. It might reach 70 degrees.

I wonder if anyone will faint form heat stroke!