South to the Lower 48...
Monday, 07 May 12 Storms 14°C / 57°F
Well, I fly back home tomorrow night. I leave Alaska on Monday night and get home Tuesday by Noon. Going to be a long night and day but I have so enjoyed my visit here with my sister and family.
Probably going to head back up here in late July or early August and I am looking forward to seeing everything green. I got here just as most of the snow melted. It’s nice having pilots in the family and I can fly for cheap. Only downside is flying space available and having to watch your flight loads.
Tom is going to come with me on that trip and I probably won’t see him much as he will be searching out the mighty Salmon. I talked to some locals and got the low down on the best fishing spots. I took notes!
Anyway, a week after I took the first photos, I went back to the Ag Station and found some early flowers in bloom. It amazes me how quickly they bloomed. The garden was certainly a lot different then when I first visited.
Palmer, Alaska, where I am at, is the same zone as I am in Wisconsin (4b) and was colonized in 1935 as part of the New Deal. 300 Scandinavian (for some reason, they had to be Scandinavian) families came here from Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan to begin a farming community from scratch. I have enjoyed learning the history and seeing the original structures built in 1935 still in use today. There was only one choice in barn style and 5 choices in Colony Home styles. Photo 1 shows one of the beautiful barns.
After my trip here, I finally decided that I need to invest in a good Digital SLR camera as mine is no longer adequate for what I want to photograph so when I get home, I start my camera fund so that I can finally buy a camera with much more control and lens options.
Goodbye Alaska until we meet again…
German Bearded Iris 'Superstition' Blooming
Raspberry Patch garden and Little Acres Vegetable garden
Bergenia Rose Blooming