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Noah’s Ark now sailing in Alaskan waters.

July 15, 2014

We loaded every animal we could find from the surrounding woodlands into the boat and now many of the valley’s families were either cutting extra supplies of wood or harvesting whatever crops the rains have not destroyed. The boat, aka Ark, was nearing completion and it was just in the nick of time. Because the rivers and streams that had been flooding the valley for weeks were now washing away most of the homes and cabins.

OK maybe that is a bit of a stretch but after almost 13 of the last 15 days having rain in them and the month of June breaking a 100 year record for rain, one does begin to think about getting their boat ready. Yes I know the last posting was about ‘global warming’ and how hot it had been but almost as soon as that posting was published the weather pattern changed. So now I am going with ‘climate change’ instead of the global warming theory. Since I do not have an inflated ego and can accept that I sometimes back the wrong horse, plus the fact that temperatures are now running in the mid 50’s to 60’s every day and that the rain has caused a genetic change by forming webbed feet in humans…I know when to say I am wrong.

More to the point this inexorable constant rain, dampness and raw cooler weather has sapped my energy and creativeness for writing and I am, once again, at a loss for words. So I humbly submit to you these three photographs I have been experimenting with and hope you find them of interest, and ask that you patiently ignore the loss of my written words.




7 Comments leave one →
  1. Gina permalink
    July 16, 2014 2:12 am

    I like the photo “Father & Son…an evening in Alaska”…..where was it taken?


    • July 17, 2014 8:20 pm

      Alaska land or Pioneer park. Different names same place on Airport road passed Pegger road. They relocated original Fairbanks cabins and restored them…then turned them into gift shops for the tourists.


  2. Terry permalink
    July 16, 2014 2:21 am

    I like the photo of the bridge – looks familiar.


    • July 17, 2014 8:23 pm

      The bridge is from the original Elliott highway where it crosses over the Tatalina river, about 6 miles South of my place. Flooded river, foggy morning on the way to town…throw in a touch of PhotoShop and……


      • Terry permalink
        July 22, 2014 2:05 am

        I think I may have had a bit of a look around and a nice quiet drink there once ;-)


  3. July 16, 2014 4:30 pm

    It’s been raining here, too; even a forecast for snow, but I think that was just to shake things up a bit because we haven’t seen a change of any kind for weeks. As far as green, it is that. As far as damp, it’s that, too. We have 3 cord of wood waiting to be stacked, so the rain creates an emphasis on the impetus to get it moved underneath dry shelter. Other than that, summer is half over today if you go by the school calendar which, if I remember correctly, the end of next month finds all the school-aged Americans in a classroom or on a bus or playing hookey with their folks who’d still rather be in vacation mode. I’ll tell you something, I never rue the end of summer, always anticipate the coming of fall and cooler weather, and appreciate everything in between, before and behind. Life is good. Thankful I can still bear witness to a day of breathing, sky overhead, and a reason to gripe about the news. It could be worse. Wait, fishing could be better…


  4. Jon permalink
    July 18, 2014 4:32 pm

    Interesting playing with the pics, Pete. we wore jackets here last Mon. with a record cold high of 65 for the date with showers & a gusty wind; felt like late Sept. Couple days of 90 coming up though.


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