Thursday, March 31, 2011

Little Lamb

small deer in neighbor's yard, Kasaan, Alaska

Small deer in my neighbor's yard...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


road into/out of Kasaan, Alaska

Bunard Street, the road into/out of Kasaan...

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

So Wet

rain-soaked totem pole, Chief Son-i-Hat Whale House, Kasaan, Alaska

Another rainy day at Naay I'waans...

Monday, March 28, 2011

Hello, Mink!

a mink on the shoreline, Kasaan, Alaska

Late afternoon on Kasaan Bay...

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Triple Shot


Camouflage Raven (Craig, Alaska)


View from a Klawock parking lot...


Meanwhile, in Kasaan's Totems Historic District...

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Raven Fin

raven on totem pole, Hydaburg, Alaska

Funny little thing I have with ravens in Hydaburg: they don't let me photograph them. It just never works out. I would see them in great positions or interesting compositions but as soon as I pulled a camera ready, off they would fly. (Well, one time I got one but I was inside a house and the raven didn't see me through the window.)

Anyway, we arrived early for Claude "Miijuu" Morrison's memorial on Sunday evening and the light in the totem park looked great. So, I thought to get a few shots. I snapped a couple and then noticed a raven on top of one of the poles. Sure enough, the split second before I snapped the shutter, the raven jumped and flew enough to "ruin" the shot. Not surprised, I continued to photograph other totem poles.

As I turned to go back to the car, I noticed a raven perched on one top of a double fin killer whale pole. I had to try again! This time, however, he never left. I snapped a couple--he stayed there. At one point, the raven looked at me and cawed a few times. I snapped more or less the same shot over again but enjoyed the moment, knowing full well that Miijuu belongs to the raven double fin killer whales.

Haw'aa to Rick for parking where you did...and to Miijuu for his example of an amazing Life.

Friday, March 18, 2011


Miijuu, Claude Morrison, Hydaburg, Alaska

Rest in Peace, Claude Morrison (1910-2011), a treasure to his family, Hydaburg, Alaska, and the entire Haida Nation.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Beach Birds

birds near beach, Kasaan, Alaska

Since I stood still just inside the treeline, these birds, not sensing my presence, stayed near the beach.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Where's The Watchman?

totem through trees, Totems Historic District, Kasaan, Alaska

(Hint: you see him from behind)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Totem Face


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

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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Snow Catcher

snow on wild celery, Kasaan, Alaska

Dead wild celery catches snow and sort of looks like cotton.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Photo Dance

footprints in snow, after taking photo, Kasaan, Alaska

After I took a photo this morning, I noticed these in the snow behind me.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Naay I'waans

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

A couple of days ago, the sun did shine.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


stop sign with snow, Ketchikan, Alaska

Looks like they anchor the STOP signs with snowballs...and photos lie.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Snowy Roof

snow on rooftop, Ketchikan, Alaska

...and, yet, with moss
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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Snowy Unity

the Unity Pole with snow, Kasaan, Alaska

The Unity Pole with some snow...

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Cemetery Beach

some headstones of Kasaan Cemetery seen from the beach, Kasaan, Alaska

A few of the headstones in Kasaan Cemetery as seen from the beach...