Sunday, December 14, 2008

Pictures and a post.

I was out Friday morning at the crack of dawn (9:45 AM) and fortunately had the camera armed and ready. It was one of these mornings that I just needed to expand my thoughts and fine tune my hemispheres...and what better of a time or place to do so. I found myself blissfully wandering about, in a quest for early morning tranquility. This is what I found. I would have to say, thank you Barb for your beautiful comment, and this is for you....
The dawn alpenglow was beautiful on this day....as usual, pictures do no justice for the real experience. An ocular orgasm, of sort...
Overlooking Russian Mountain, the sunrise spills into the fog rising above the Kenai river. This was truly an awe inspiring moment for me and I could not think of a better way to have begun my day!

This would look like snow on the trees but was actually 'Hoare Frost', a result of temperatures below freezing with a high humidity in the air. This was just minutes after the initial sunrise and you can see the alpenglow forming on the trees. I believe it was 86% humidity and it was -2 below 0 when the sun came up.
The illusion of blue was very apparent this morning overlooking the bay shortly after the 10:15 AM sunrise.

About a month back while doing the annual shopping run at Costco in Anchorage, Maryann had a pretty wild idea....let's build a gingerbread house! Sounded cool...but would it fly? Turns out the thought of building a gingerbread house for Christmas was a hit for John and a few of his friends....and Maryann! They all got into it the other night. I was strictly an observing bystander and Kenai milled around the action waiting for crumbs to fall to the floor. Since there was really no 'love' involved in it for him, Cherokee found little interest in the event and resided to his under the dining room table lair. All in all it was a fun night, and a chance for grown-ups and young people to bond and have fun. It was, as Jordan would say, legit!
Future engineers of Alaska....hard at work planning, framing, frosting and building.
The elitist "Mr. Rogers Neighborhood" side....
The refurbished "Ghetto" (Mr. Roberts hood) side...
Jordan, Nina, Ian and John....and there award winning "Mr. Rogers Neighborhood/Ghetto" Gingerbread house.

3 comments:

JOYDANCER said...

Oh my goodness, thank you for posting the serentiy of serendipity found in the wild white and icy blue formations....
dedicated for my view with the intention of giving me light for my day! My smile is on bright, and i can smell the gingerbread all the way over here!

Happiness to you, in the light, in the dark, anytime, all the time.

Barbara, Stockton

Anonymous said...

Son,
Beautiful pictures of the sunrise. I could see Barb's face this morning after reading the Blog. Her face was glowing with smiles. She made the high light of your blog. the pictures of sunrise's are beautiful. I'm so happy you took the pcitures, this way it shows some of my co-workers exactly how beautiful it is up there, especially when its that cold. I love the engineers of the future. I guess you call it, I'll huff, and I will puff and I will eat the house down :-))) Great job of the Gigerbread house Grandson, and passs it on to your friends, I guess I will not be able to inspect the interior of the dwelling:-))))
Love to you,Greg,Maryann,and John
P.S Keep the pictures coming I like to see Barb's smiles

. said...

For note; candy and cookies don't last long within the confines of this home. The gingerbread house is being slowly devoured, picked apart one piece at a time as we speak! kinda reminds me of that gingerbread Christmas 'cell phone commercial'...Maryann keeps saying, "ahh, come on man...it's the holidays" No, when this regale is done there will be nothing left to inspect but footings!