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.
YES! After a week of light and heavy snow, I woke up this morning to bright sunshine, clear skies and quite a beautiful day. Mountains remain covered in deep snow and it will probably be July before their snow has disappeared. For the taller Alps-like mountain tops the snow will remain and this makes for quite a scenic backdrop for photographers. Not sure if I said anything in the last journal, but our wayward cat-Titania, has returned.
Well, it happened again, another 8 inches of wet heavy snow, followed by two days of light flurries. Now it's all gone, melted and we wonder if our winter is truly over... or not. Alaska, a strange and wonderful land, I truly love it. As most of you know from reading my journals. I can still remember fighting tooth and nail to get out of my orders to come here and I'm sure glad that didn't happen.
Woke-up yesterday morning to an inch of new snow on the ground. It was 40 degrees when we went to bed and then a storm moved in, but all melted by today. This morning a fog bank has closed in on our part of Moose Pass, normal for this time of year as we live so close to the lake. Hope to see the sun by noon. This from your friendly Moose Pass weather forecaster.
"Oh, what a beautiful morning...Oh, what a beautiful day..." Opening lines for the well-known song from the play, or movie, "Oklahoma". But, I just had to say it as this morning is just glowing with radiance. Each morning I think the Lord for bringing me to Alaska, when I was trying so hard to remain on the Mojave Desert in California. I'd gotten out of overseas orders to Guam and Japan, but I just wouldn't be released from my orders to Alaska. Someone in the Air Force decided 4.5 yrs at Edwards was enough and sent me north. God bless them. Within two weeks of arriving, and this was February, I had fallen in love with our 49th state and now working on my 42nd year in this beautiful and wild land.
Yes, it is actually trying to snow today, mixed with rain that began yesterday. Rather unusual for April, but up here we've even seen snow in June and have had above freezing temperatures in January. This all makes life interesting and a reminder to always keep survival gear in your car for long trips. You just never know what might be up ahead and one can drive for miles without ever seeing any habitation, a service station or sometimes another motorist. That old scout motto, "Be prepared" really works up here. But, it is the Alaskan wilderness that draws many of us up here, or keeps us here. We love the freedom Alaska offers and of course, no state income or sales taxes- not yet anyway.
A cool windy day here in Moose Pass, with a bit of rain last night. Now if it would only blow hard enough to drive all my leaves out of my yard and into the empty lots nearby. Just got through wandering about the property for my daily exercise, figuring out what to do with what to get rid of and what to keep. A favorite past time of mine.
Woke up with the sun for another glorious April morning here in Moose Pass, with a bit of a haze and a few clouds off to the north, over Anchorage and Whittier. Hope to get a bit of raking done today, now that the snow has vanished and last fall's leaves have been left. We usually pile them up and use them for compost, the hard part is keeping our ankle biter brigade of small dogs out of the compost. They go in search of our kitchen scraps we add to the pile and I will probably have to put up some sort of fence this summer.
Greetings. This has been a wonderful week, with cloudless skies and mild temperatures, and a car to drive. The mountains are as beautiful as ever, covered in white, backed by such blue skies, it almost makes one forget the winter we have had. April and May are often our best months, before the rainy season hits and the mosquitoes rise up to conquer the land. What has been strange is the lack of moose and bear, for I haven't seen one of either since last fall. Now the bear, they're prone to stay up on the mountainsides, where they dig out their little varmints for food and come down when the fish start running. But the lack of moose has me wondering if they'd all been picked up by aliens?
Good morning to all of you on this beautiful spring day. We are under cloudless skies and spring temperatures reaching to the low 50's, with snow disappearing at a rapid rate. Most of the yard is now green, but a bit mushy still. Yes, it appears we're going to be having another great Spring as April now approaches.
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