Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Present

frog design by Matthew Helgesen on paddle, Ketchikan, Alaska

I got an early Christmas present--a paddle with a frog design, made by Matthew Helgesen (Haida). Great job, Matthew! Haw'aa, to Rick P.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Deer Mountain Kadjuk


Kadjuk, a mythological bird, soars above Deer Mountain...(atop the Chief Johnson Totem Pole, Ketchikan, carved by Israel Shotridge)

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Jones Street

Jones Street with a bit of snow, Kasaan, Alaska

My morning commute...check out this similar view without snow and another with snow from a couple of weeks ago.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

From A Boat

Chief Son-i-Hat Whale House seen from a boat, Kasaan, Alaska

So, it's getting to that time of year again, when we think about what has gone on during the previous 12 months. Here we see one of my favorite images of the year, published on February 17th.

If you have a favorite Alaska Nitty-Gritty photo and would like to write a post about it, let me know. I will publish as I receive.

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Jones House

Jones house ruins collapse, Kasaan, Alaska

One of the old structures in Kasaan collapsed recently. Louis Jones, the boat builder, used to live there with his family, though it has been abandoned for many, many years.

One of Mr. Jones' daughters, Julia Coburn, now in her eighties, still lives in Kasaan. You can see the roof of where she lives, to the right of the old house, through the trees.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Creek Detail

reflection and more, Kasaan, Alaska

Son-i-Hat Creek, Kasaan

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Bunard Street

Kasaan, Alaska

...Kasaan, Alaska

Monday, December 6, 2010

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Deer Mountain

snow-capped Deer Mountain from the water, Ketchikan, Alaska

An absolutely beautiful day in Ketchikan...

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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Back Yard Moose

moose in a snowy back yard, Anchorage, Alaska

...meanwhile, in Anchorage, Alaska...

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

With Andy

me and Andy Warhol, Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, Alaska

Andy, did you hear about this one? at the Anchorage Museum--that's me with the camera. Photo taken with my iPhone by cousin Mike Jones. Haw'aa, Mike!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Parking Lot

parking lot, cars, and light, Marriott, Anchorage, Alaska

...from my room downtown, Anchorage...

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Jones Street

Jones Street scene with snow, Kasaan, Alaska

Jones Street, downtown Kasaan...CLICK HERE to see a recent similar scene without snow.

Sunset With Tree

sunset, Kasaan, Alaska

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

With Bulb

shadows and more in old building ruins, Kasaan, Alaska

detail of building ruins...

Monday, November 22, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Dappled 3505

dappled light on house post, Kasaan, Alaska

...morning light, inside Naay I'waans (Chief Son-i-Hat Whale House)...

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Jones Street

downtown Kasaan, Alaska

The heart of downtown Kasaan...

Friday, November 19, 2010

Across Kasaan Bay

Kasaan Bay, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska

Prince of Wales Island in the foreground, Prince of Wales Island in the background...

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Bunard Street

view of Bunard Street, Kasaan, Alaska

The main road in Kasaan...

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Unity Top

figures on top of a totem, Kasaan, Alaska

Top figures of the Unity Pole, Kasaan, Alaska...

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

iPhone Flower

flower through a window, Craig, Alaska

...taken with an iPhone, through a window, Craig, Alaska.

Happy Veterans Day!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

Friday, November 5, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

White Caps

white caps on Kasaan Bay, Kasaan, Alaska

Yet another stormy day in Kasaan...

Sunday, October 31, 2010

First Snow

first snow on Kasaan Mountain, Kasaan, Alaska

I awoke yesterday morning to see the first snow of the year on Kasaan Mountain.

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

Beach Debris

kelp, logs, and other debris on the beach, Kasaan, Alaska

The many recent storms have brought lots of debris to our local beaches.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

iPhone Sunset

photo of sunset via iPhone, Kasaan, Alaska

Today, around 5 PM...

Monday, October 25, 2010

Morning View

sunrise through trees, Kasaan, Alaska

I never tire of the view from my house, especially on mornings like today.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010