Tuesday, March 30, 2010

3 From Creek Street

buoys and reflections, Ketchikan, Alaska

3 buoys and reflections on Ketchikan Creek...

fiddler sculpture on rooftop of a Creek Street store, Ketchikan, Alaska

Roof fiddler (sculpture on top of a Creek Street store)

a few of Dolly's, Creek Street, Ketchikan, Alaska

The famous Dolly's on Creek Street...

Creek Scene

scene at Son-i-Hat Creek, Kasaan, Alaska

Looking downstream Son-i-Hat Creek, from my property...

Monday, March 29, 2010

Watchman Peek

watchman figure seen through a tree, Kasaan, Alaska

We got a momentary break in the wind and rain yesterday--even some sun! Here we get a peek at a watchman figure at the top of a totem pole in Kasaan Totem Park.

Interesting Alaska Articles:

Korn Opens Tour With 2 Anchorage Shows

Alaska Nanooks 1st NCAA Hockey Tournament Appearance

Culture Center Planned To Fill Juneau "Pit"

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Dry Scoob

dog inside a truck on a rainy day, Kasaan, Alaska

Zoinks, Scoob! Nothing beats staying dry, while it rains outside.

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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Broken Drift Limb

broken limb on a driftwood tree, Kasaan, Alaska

A rainy Saturday on a beach near Kasaan, Alaska...

Friday, March 26, 2010

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Cloud Clearing

clouds clearing on Kasaan Mountain, Kasaan, Alaska

Kasaan Mountain, around 7 PM...

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


new buds in Kasaan, Alaska

Spring has sprung in Kasaan...

Monday, March 22, 2010

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Subtle Clock

Inter-Island ferry on its way to Hollis, Alaska

There are many ways to tell time without an actual timepiece. Here we see the MV Prince of Wales on its way to Hollis, as it passes by Kasaan. What time is it? Right around 6 PM...I was on the beach in front of Naay I'waans, with a nice Equinox fire going.

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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Who Knew

sunset with fog, Kasaan Bay, Alaska

A couple of weeks ago, I took this picture but used another for the blog post. Who knew it would be one of the last times I would see the sun?

Happy Spring!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Lá Fhéile Pádraig

Haida language signs on a door inside the carving shed, Hydaburg, Alaska

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Today, the Irish culture gets celebrated all over the world. Here we see a door inside the carving shed at Hydaburg, Alaska--a celebration of the Haida (Xaadas) culture. The carvers have taped examples of the Haida language, Xaad kil, on this door--and all around the building--to help them keep their endangered Native language alive.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Old & New


Totem poles and graffiti at the Hydaburg carving shed...

Monday, March 15, 2010

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Main Drag


So, you think your town has potholes? Here we see Bunard Street--the most used street in Kasaan, since it leads to the road which connects us to the rest of Prince of Wales Island's road system.

Interesting Alaska Articles:

Hunters Prowl For Wolves That Killed Teacher

Iditarod Heats Up As Mackey Passes King

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Little Buddy

a seal on the surface of Kasaan Bay, Alaska

Up periscope, Little Buddy! I have to admit to looking at seals differently, after having eaten some seal meat in Juneau back in November. They seem so much tastier, though still plenty cute.

Interesting Alaska Articles:

Hypothermia Patient From Wrangell In Stable Condition

Sitka Ranger Boat To Be Taken Out Of Service

Coast Guard Continues Search For 2 Men Overboard

Friday, March 12, 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Snowy Figure

totem figure with snow, Kasaan, Alaska

Blizzard conditions in Kasaan bring snow to the totems. Here we see a figure of The Unity Pole.

Interesting Alaska Articles:

Baker Delays 24-Hour Rest, Eyes Iditarod’s Halfway Prize

Young Sculptors Learn At Junior World Ice Art Championships

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Snowy Bridge

snowy bridge over Son-i-Hat Creek, Kasaan, Alaska

Yesterday morning, around 7 AM, at Son-i-Hat Creek, Kasaan, Alaska...

Monday, March 8, 2010

Glazed Watchmen

snow on the top of a totem pole, Kasaan Totem Park, Kasaan, Alaska

Sometimes it's hard to see, even for watchmen atop a totem pole.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Distant Barge

a barge in tow, off in the distance, Kasaan Bay, Alaska

A tugboat and barge, off in the distance in Kasaan Bay...


Later, the weather got better and the claw began to work.

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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Friday, March 5, 2010

Celery Harbor

dead celery and Kasaan Harbor, Kasaan, Alaska

Dead wild celery and Kasaan Harbor...

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Yellow Canoe

a yellow canoe and logs in Kasaan Bay, Alaska

Lots of logs and other objects floating around Kasaan Bay lately...

Interesting Alaska Articles:

Ethics Committee Reprimands Senator Kookesh

Fishery Managers Concerned About Soft-Shell Crab Catch

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Stone Figure

stone figure near Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau, Alaska

One more from my recent trip to Juneau...This stone figure stands near the waterfall by Mendenhall Glacier.

Interesting Alaska Articles:

Lawmakers Tone Down Effort To Overturn Polar Bear Listing

Colorful Tour Train Becomes Attraction At Ice Alaska

Activist Pushes For Expansion Of Wolf Sanctuary

Monday, March 1, 2010

Extra Tough

boots on Ketchikan's airport ferry, Ketchikan, Alaska

Alaska gals kick ass!
[Ketchikan Airport Ferry]