Tenakee Springs Alaska does not have any cars. This “main drag” is used by walkers, bicyclists and three wheelers. I believe the are some snow machines in use during winter. I’ve only been to Tenakee a few times, but I’ve really enjoyed my trips.
Upated 3/18/2012 – As Otto states in comments, the bird in the water is a Canadian Goose. I regret the misidentification.
One of my few consolations after my mother’s death in 2006 was to visit the Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge in California.
That is where I took this picture of a duck swimming in one of the ponds on the grounds of the gardens. Click through to Flickr for more photos or visit http://descansogardens.org to plan your visit.
Merchants’ Wharf in downtown Juneau has several popular restaurants. This a view from underneath the wharf taken in 2010. I try not to think about it too much. It does seem to be holding up ok.
Communication dishes in Barrow shot while I was at my Alaska Library Association conference in 2005. This was part of a two or three hour tour given by what seemed to be the happiest man in Barrow.
He attributed his happiness to ignoring the news. I think he might have been onto something.
Click through to Flickr to view more photos from this trip.
Because I didn’t adequately describe this photo back in 2009, I can’t tell you which beach in Kodiak this is. I want to say Fossil Beach, but don’t hold me to that.
Anyone familiar with Kodiak want to provide an identification?
One of the occupational hazards of being a modern technology/digital resources librarian is the compulsion to experiment with “new to him/her” technologies. I like to think I keep a good handle on this most of the time, but this week is not “most of the time.”
I decided to start playing around with Tumblr and so far it seems to be a superior platform for blogging photos from Flickr than WordPress is. One special thing I like is that the blogging to Tumblr app on Flickr imports my Flickr tags to my Tumblr tags. When I blog a photo to WordPress from within Flickr, the category is listed as “uncategorized” and stays that way until I log into WordPress itself and fix it.
You can find my photo blog at http://alaskanlibrarian.tumblr.com/. It is titled “Photos by an Alaskan” and the intention is that it will be about 90% photos with a little bit of tumblr style reblogging and the occasional Q&A. If you’re a user on Tumblr and enjoy my photos, I encourage you to follow me.
I’ve posted links to the tumblr blog on this site.
My opening of the Tumblr blog doesn’t mean that photos here will entirely stop. Nor does it mean that I’m shutting down this blog. At least not any time soon.
Because I haven’t done a photo post in ages, here’s a gull landing among surf scoters in the waters of Gastineau Channel behind my building. It was taken a few days ago.
Looking over my blog, it seems like a database recitation these days. I’m not sure if its the Facebook effect of my sharing links and thoughts in a narrower circle or if it’s due to my recent lack of energy these past few months.
Based on earlier performance, I won’t make any promises about specific levels of photo content. I will try to post more photos from time to time.
When my wife and I vacationed in Hawaii in March, we stayed at the Old Hawaiian B&B in Hilo for four days or so. One of the many benefits of this B&B was that this waterfall was only a 15 minute walk up a very pretty street.
My only regret was that there was no official way down to the river..