Good Morning to you all. A bit smokey here today on Moose Pass, due to a fire that broke out about mile south of us. We had a Forest Service multi-engine aircraft buzzing our house for about an hour as it deployed smoke jumpers.
85 degrees and clear here in Moose Pass, but it sure feels warmer. Except for some small glaciers, which we have watched grow smaller over the years here, the last of the snow has disappeared from the tall peaks. That spell where we had 90 degree heat really caused a melt down, raising the creek and rivers to near flood stage and Trail Lake came up several feet.
A very good morning to you all. Was up earlier than usual, found it sprinkling, cloudy and coolish. But now the rain has ceased, but still cloudy. Drove into Seward yesterday for doctor's appointment, town was busy with a large cruise ship in town and a lot of people all about the town. Ran into an old friend I hadn't seen for a year or so, only to find out they are leaving Alaska for Texas to live with family.
"Oh what a beautiful morning", open line to the song sung on the movie "Oklahoma", the writer must've been think about an Alaskan summer. Well, it sure is right on the dot this morning. Skies are so blue and mostly cloudless. Wish you all could experience it. Of course I wouldn't ask any tourist to visit here in February, might be a bit chilly, but no bugs.
Good Morning to you all. Another foggy morning here in Moose Pass, but clearing away fast as temperatures rise.. Mostly everyone in the household still dealing with a bad bout of Bronchitis, Mona is on her 4th week and I'm on my second or third week of fighting the bug. Great-grandchildren now better and that's good. I hate to see the little ones sick, but keep them away from us so they don't re-catch it.
appy Tuesday! Rain has finally come to our valley and it appears the last of our smoke from the Swan Lake Fire has left us. Thank you, Lord! Mona has been very sick for the last week, but her fever broke finally and she is now working on getting her strength back. I started to get the bug, but all the medicines and vitamins I take seem to help out. All I got was the congestion and cough, but now on the mend. Patrick, Canaan's husband has flown south for his job in Oregon.
Good Morning to All: Cooler here this morning- thank you, Lord. Rain clouds hanging low, but so far no rain and a bit of a breeze is blowing. But no smoke visible, so maybe the fire is finally out.
Heard from Susan today, my earlier Editor, she is moving back down here in October, so I will have two editors- she and Ava. Ava has finished "Geronimo": and now working on "Indian Wars". I'll drop ship you both when she has finished the second one. I'm half-way through "Attack on Fort Bowie", which follows Indian Wars. Susan is still working on "Sandbox Wars", 3rd book in Apache Snow Trilogy and deals with the war in Afghanistan.
Good Afternoon from Moose Pass. Still smoky here and no breeze, but slightly better than a couple days ago. Been up 90 degrees in the shade, which is pretty unusual for Moose Pass, but expected to cool off soon...by midweek.
Hello: Greetings to you all on this very smokey morning. We seem to have bad forest fire burning on the flats between our mountains and Soldotna and the smoke has been making its way into our beautiful valley.
A very Good Morning on this Saturday Morning. Solstice has now come and gone and in about a week or so we will start losing our beautiful daylight hours as we head toward winter. Eventually, we will be losing 7-minutes a day of daylight, until December 21st and then it reverses.
A Very Good Morning to you all: Another beautiful sunny day here in Moose Pass, As a lot of you know, today in Mona's birthday. Added to the celebration is that today I received my first Social Security check. Now I know I'm old! So, I plan to take my wife out for a birthday dinner.
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY TO ALL YOU DADS: Yes, another Father's Day has come around and as with Mother's Day, we use this event to celebrate our parents, our uncles, brothers and brothers-in-laws, sons, grandsons and cousins, nephews and grandfather's contributions into their children's lives.
Summer is such a beautiful season in Alaska, it simply makes the winters liveable. Another bright and early morning here, with the sun popping up at 4 a.m. and the sky clear of any clouds. Going to be another real nice day. This week the town of Moose Pass will be prepping for this coming weekend's annual Moose Pass Solstice Festival.
Good morning: A quiet day here in Moose Pass, looks like a chance of rain, which I hope holds off. Canaan, our granddaughter, has scheduled a work party here, inviting her young adult friends to help us complete numerous odd jobs. This is her second attempt. I know if it was me I would've planned a day at the beach instead.
Good Morning: 4 a.m. and a very windy day outside, expecting some more rain. Wind keeps the mosquitoes diving for cover, which is a good thing. We just celebrated Segan's 2nd birthday and she chose cream pies over a cake. For those of you not aware, she is our first great-granddaughter.
Hello to All: Clear skies, warming weather and another fine day here in Moose Pass. Yesterday was my journey to Anchorage to visit the Social Security Administration and begin that 4-month trail by combat. My first time back to Anchorage in about two years.
Good Morning to all. The sun was shining here in Moose Pass by 4 a.m. and we're still a month away from Summer Solstice. I remember how the sun in mid-June would just bounce off the horizon when he lived up north in Fairbanks. Longer days in summer, but shorter days in winter, also a whole lot colder.
Just another beautiful morning here in Moose Pass, with clear skies and for now a quiet highway. House is waking up, breakfast being made and the joyful sounds of two great-grandchildren can be heard downstairs.
Another very good morning to all. Hot of the presses, Loch Ness Monster rumored to be in Trail Lake...Yeti visiting Big Foot in Moose Pass Mountains....Okay, okay. A bit far fetched, but I was thinking of such weird things as I reviewed this morning's headlines from around the world. A lot of bizarre happenings and sadly, some of it so very true.
Greetings: Woke up to a very windy morning here in Moose Pass, shaking the windows and bending the trees, but it left the skies clear of rain clouds. Had a couple days of light rains, which meant our 5 ankle biters were coming in from outside resembling wet sponges and our four would promptly jump on our bed before we could get them dried off. Owning critters can sometimes be a real test of one's ability to control one's temper. But, they don't know any better. Can't quite say the same thing for adults though.
Daylight is just now starting to make itself known as I can now see the snow covered mountains, it is 5 a.m.. With the highway outside quiet for now, I've taken to thinking our little hamlet here should be renamed Moose Passville, as it often reminds me of the TV "Hooterville" from the series "Petticoat Junction", a well liked sitcom of the 70s. It was loosely connected to the sitcom, "Beverly Hillbillies".
Greetings to all. Another beautiful morning here in Moose Pass, Alaska, though we might have to change the name of the place if the moose don't start making a show. The military has been buzzing about this morning, using our valleys to practice their low flying maneuvers and possibly visiting their so-called secret base on our glaciers well concealed back in one of the many passes the Alp-like Chugach Mountains provide.
A good morning to all from Moose Pass, Alaska. Clear skies, 50 degrees and no snow at our elevation. Though it has been said that our mountains received over 4 feet of snow during last week's snowfall.
Snowy River, which comes out of a series of massive glaciers to our south and feeds the famous Kenai Lake is at an extreme low. We haven't seen the river this low in the last 18 years, leaving mud flats between some of the bodies of water.
It's beginning to feel like spring now, with all the previous snow melted away at our elevation and the sun shining so brightly by 6 a.m. We're gaining about 7 minutes of sunlight per day as we approach summer solstice on June 21st. Gardens will soon begin sprouting and the grass growing, which means I still need to get a lawnmower. we've gone through a lot of lawnmowers over the years.
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