Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Snow on Totem

snow on a totem in the Totems Historic District, Kasaan, Alaska

Totems Historic District
Kasaan, Alaska

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Fresh Welcome

Kasaan Mountain with fresh snow and harbor watchman, Kasaan, Alaska

Fresh snow atop Kasaan Mountain and the watchman welcomes you down below...

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

For Judy

totem poles, Hydaburg, Alaska

I apologize for missing so many days of posting photos this year.
Somewhere in June, I think, I just got to a busy point and got out of the rhythm of blogging.

Well, during the end of the year holidays, on my New York City blog, I used to sometimes have a review of what I thought were the best photos of the year.  This year, I will start now to post the best photos NOT posted this year.

We start with a photo taken on a very emotional day in Hydaburg, Alaska (November 19).  Many folks were hurting from their personal loss.  I went out of respect and my love for them.  It was a rainy, crumby day but for a brief time, the sun shone and here you go.

I love you, Judy and family.  And, I love you, too, Hydaburg.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Maui to Juneau

My mother and her favorite Raiders fan got back to Juneau from Maui on Saturday.  Here they are on Sunday digging out from recent snowfall.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012


a building in the fog, Anchorage, Alaska

Anchorage, Alaska

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Behind You

watchman, Kasaan, Alaska

The watchman looks out for us, like our Veterans do--and we are behind you.  Happy Veterans Day!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Kasaan Mountain

Kasaan Mountain with new snow, Kasaan, Alaska

A couple days ago, when it was sunny...a look at new snow on top of Kasaan Mountain, as seen from my new office.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Swimming Beaver

beaver swimming in Dredge Lake, Juneau, Alaska

Dredge Lake
Juneau, Alaska

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Carving Shed

carving shed, Kasaan, Alaska

Kasaan, Alaska

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signs in Coffman Cove, Alaska

Signs behind a cash register in Coffman Cove, Alaska

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Friday, May 25, 2012

Bunkhouse Renovation


One of the oldest buildings in Kasaan gets a fresh coat of paint.  Soon, it will house offices of the Organized Village of Kasaan, a Federally recognized Tribe.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

2 Bears

2 black bears in Son-i-Hat Creek, Kasaan, Alaska

Two black bears nosing around Son-i-Hat Creek...

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Into Town

main road into Kasaan, Alaska

Bunard Street
Kasaan, Alaska

Saturday, April 28, 2012

From The Beach

Naay I'waans, Chief Son-i-Hat Whale House, from the beach, Kasaan, Alaska  

Naay I'waans
(The Great House, "Chief Son-i-Hat Whale House")
Kasaan, Alaska

Saturday, April 14, 2012

SW Gaats

roof support inside Naay I'waans, Chief Son-i-Hat Whale House, Kasaan, Alaska

One of the gaats (roof supporting house post) inside Naay I'waans
(Chief Son-i-Hat Whale House)

Friday, April 13, 2012

Dock Work

dock work in Kasaan Harbor, Kasaan, Alaska

Repairs begin on the floats in Dexter Wallace Harbor, Kasaan, Alaska.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Begin Again

carver begins totem pole, Hydaburg, Alaska

Lead carver Warren Peele works on a new totem pole at the Hydaburg carving shed. Another season of Haida totem carving has begun!

design on new totem pole, Hydaburg, Alaska

The carvers replicate an old pole by carving the new one right next to the old one for easy reference.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

springtime, late afternoon

entrance to Kasaan Cemetery, Kasaan, Alaska

for Kurt Vonnegut
(November 11, 1922 - April 11, 2007)

[photo of Kasaan Cemetery, April 2012]

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Whale Back

killer whale memorial totem and [Naay I'waans (Chief Son-i-Hat Whale House), Kasaan, Alaska

Killer Whale memorial totem
Totems Historic District
Kasaan, Alaska

[Naay I'waans (Chief Son-i-Hat Whale House) in the background, right...]

Monday, April 9, 2012

Frontal Pole

side view of Chief Son-i-Hat Whale House frontal totem pole, Kasaan, Alaska

Side view of the frontal totem pole of Naay I'waans (Chief Son-i-Hat Whale House)...

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Sunday

graves and trees in Kasaan Cemetery, Kasaan, Alaska

A nice and peaceful afternoon in Kasaan Cemetery this Easter Sunday...
Happy Easter!

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Monday, April 2, 2012

Mom's Dog / Mom's View

dog drinking from lake at Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau, Alaska

Nikki having a drink from Mendenhall Lake...
(Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau, Alaska)

Mount McGinnis seen between two trees, Juneau, Alaska

Mount McGinnis, as seen from my mom's place...
(Juneau, Alaska)

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Little Fuji

Mount Edgecumbe and the bridge, Sitka, Alaska

I got to spend several days in Sitka this past week and get to go again this upcoming week. Here we see Mount Edgecumbe ("Little Fuji") and the bridge.

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Kasaan in Sitka

totem trail in Sitka, Alaska

The totem park in Sitka gives you the closest feeling to what you get visiting the totem park in Kasaan. They even have many totem poles from Kasaan (above and below).

Kasaan totems at the Sitka totem park, Sitka, Alaska

Call (866)387-1112 for information on the above totems. Enter "3" at the prompt for info on the top pole (above with trail), enter "15" for the other (with house posts).

Monday, March 26, 2012

Crazy Raven

Gene Tagaban and a young audience member perform in Sitka, Alaska

Gene Tagaban ("One Crazy Raven") and a young audience member perform in Sitka, Alaska

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Boat Day

a small boat pulls into Kasaan, Kasaan, Alaska

Sunday sure was boat weather in Kasaan Bay. Here a small boat pulls around Boathouse Point and into Kasaan.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Kasaan Point

the marker at Kasaan Point, Kasaan, Alaska

Navigational aid marker at Kasaan Point

Monday, March 19, 2012

Sunday, March 18, 2012

KXA Skyline

Kasaan Mountain and houses, Kasaan, Alaska

A beautiful day, today in Kasaan...

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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Snowy Window

snow on window, Kasaan, Alaska

Horizontal snow collects on a window.
Kasaan, Alaska

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Into Naay I'waans

footprints in the snow going into Naay I'waans, Chief Son-i-Hat Whale House, Kasaan, Alaska

It snowed a couple inches overnight in Kasaan. Here, you see my tracks into Naay I'waans (Chief Son-i-Hat Whale House).

Monday, March 12, 2012

Photo Prints

footprints in the snow, Kasaan, Alaska

My footprints in the new powder, which I made while taking a photo of The Unity Pole.

figure holding a basket of roses, The Unity Pole, Kasaan, Alaska

...and the photo I took (figure holding a basket of roses).