09-23-13 Crystal Blue

As I’ve already said, our recent trip to Alaska on the Un-Cruise ship Safari Endeavor was an incredible experience. There were many highlights but what I will remember the longest, I think, is our tour of the Endicott Arm near the Dawes Glacier. The eerie silence, the steady drizzle, and the awesome geology of this…

09-16-13 Nice Ice

My wife explicitly warned me not to publish too many photos of glacier ice so I guess I’m defying her with this one, since I published another ice photo a few posts ago. But I can’t help myself. How can you not be fascinated with the colors and textures of this ice. And how can…

02-23-13 Minnesota

I call this Minnesota, as if Minnesota is some how unique when it comes to winter weather. But, of course, it isn’t. I just happened to be wandering around our son and daughter-in-law’s neighborhood when I found these icicles hanging for a low roof of a garage.

03-07-09 Frozen Crab Apples

In our part of the world, we get more snow than freezing rain but in late November, 2005, we got rain and then cold temperatures. Everything was coated in a layer of ice. School was called off, trees broke and driving was difficult. But there was a silver lining – the clear, icy coating. I…