Week of 12/13/2020, Juneau Alaska

I only got out a few times this week, and except for Sunday, it was for snow shoveling.

Week of 12/12/2020, Juneau Alaska

Hi All, This past week represents the first time in awhile that I 1) Got outside AND 2) Took photos that I liked enough to share with others. The other weeks since my last post were either weeks that were too stormy to bother going out or my photos came out blurry.

This week we have four.

Week of 11/1/2020, Juneau, Alaska – Ice

I was sick most of this week, so not many photos. Mostly of icy things because winter is making its presence felt. Today I feel good enough to post this selection of photos:

Week of 10/25/2020 Juneau, Alaska: Feast to Famine

Last week I had so many photos I had to split them into two posts. This week I have four:

Week of 10/18/2020, Juneau Alaska: Everything Else

This week I got so many pictures that I put all the corvids in their own post. Even so, that post and this one is only a selection from out of all the photos I took this week. Most of the photos come from two trips out to the Juneau Seawalk along with a few from the Juneau Douglas Bridge.

As an occasional reminder, click on pictures for larger view.

Front Runner, Petersburg Alaska

Landscapes/Waterscapes

By the Shore

Sign of the Time

This is a note of the closure of CBJ owned restrooms being closed, apparently in response to a downtown Juneau COVID-19 cluster. Seems to be aimed at avoiding places to congregate as single port-a-potties are being made available in other parts of town.

Corvid Edition: Week of 10/18/2020, Juneau Alaska

We had more nice weather this week so I made it out to the Juneau Seawalk twice this week. I got so many good-to-me pictures of corvids (I think they’re mostly ravens) that I’m doing two photo posts, one of corvids and the other of everything else. I hope you enjoy these clever birds as much as I do:

Lone Ravens

Two Ravens

Week of October 11, 2020 Juneau Alaska

This past week the weather let up a bit and I got out a little more .

More fall color

NOAA vessel S 221 (Rainier)

For the past week or so, I could tell there was a largish vessel docked at our downtown Coast Guard station, but I couldn’t get a good look at it. But last Sunday it sailed down the channel and I got these photos:

Although I initially thought the name of this vessel was NOAA S 221, a quick internet search set me straight that the name on the back of the ship (Rainier) was the actual name of the ship and not the home port as I supposed. Here’s a bit more background from the ship’s web page:

Homeported in Newport, Oregon, NOAA Ship Rainier is a hydrographic survey vessel that maps the ocean to aid maritime commerce, improve coastal resilience, and understand the marine environment. Rainier’s officers, technicians, and scientists log the data that NOAA cartographers use to create and update the nation’s nautical charts with ever-increasing data richness and precision.

Landscapes

Ravens

Some of the best raven pictures stay in my head because either I’m not fast enough with my camera or because I tend to respect the privacy of people. Today my spouse and I were at our local grocery store and we noticed a man eating in his car. So did a raven, who jumped on the hood of the man’s car and looked at him intently through the windshield. Almost like staring. After a bit, the man tossed out a few crumbs out his window. The raven went for it, as did what seemed to be about a dozen others. More crumbs followed and the ravens were scrambling. Except for the first (?) raven. They jumped back onto the hood and continued the staring started earlier. It would have made a great photo or video, but I didn’t want to take pictures without the driver’s permission. And I was too shy to ask the driver. Plus that likely would have driven all the ravens away and ruined the shot anyway.

Until next week.

Week of October 4, 2020, Juneau Alaska

This week was another one where I did not get out much. But sometimes, good things just popped in the window.

Rainbows

Other

Week of September 27, 2020, Juneau Alaska

These are a few of the photos that I’ve taken around my town in the past week.

Fall in Juneau

Landscapes

Ships and Boats

Blurry, but Fun

Pandemic Signs