As before, these are large images so you may want to double-click on them to see them in a larger size.
|As we drove along we passed this farm. Note the lovely fireweed in the front and the old bus.|
|The farm had reindeer (who were camera shy) and this very friendly buffalo. He followed us as we walked along the fence.|
|Views from the farm.|
|The Alaska Range. Looking the other way from the farm.|
|I loved the light on this ridge.|
|As we were admiring the buffalo, mountains and reindeer, we heard a peculiar cry overhead. Sandhill cranes migrating.|
It's worth double clicking on this one and looking at the birds close up. They are lovely.
|From the farm we came to this river overlook. If you look carefully you'll find my heart of the day from Kevin.|
|Wisdom from philosophical graffiti.|
|Note the Alaska range in the distance.|
|A different river. The river bed is utterly clogged with glacial silt.|
|Close up of the silt.|
|An eagle being harried by a crow.|
|As we continued our drive Denali (Mt. McKinley) came into view. We were about 160 miles away. It's a BIG mountain.|
|I liked all the contrasts here. Mountains, traffic, Target. We were in Wasilla, home to a certain Alaska politician.|
The photo is dark because it was taken through the car windshield.
|From there we went to Independence Mine and then this state park. I don't remember the name. |
Note the teeny tiny people on top of the ridge.
The biome in these mountains are alpine tundra. I fell in love with the foliage.
Each of these plants was TINY. Such beauty in miniature in the midst of overwhelming grandeur.
|These mushroom caps were the size of a third of dime.|
|This is reindeer moss.|
It was a good trip and this last day was stunning. I am grateful.