Sunday, June 17, 2012

Sew Much Summer Fun

The weather was far too nice for me to be sewing Raven Garden Flags INDOORS! The tricky part was keeping the Magpies away from the thread -they tried to steal the extra strings of thread that I cut and had fallen on the ground! 
We had at least 8 yards (the landscape company had generously given us way more...) of top soil delivered to the house so we can put in the new lawn and front gardens... the only problem was that the dump truck's release gate got caught on our short rock retaining wall! Nothing like shoveling 8 plus yards of dirt TWICE! Thanks to Rick from Titan who helped the whole family shovel. 

It's not been all work and no play -though at times with all of the house remodeling projects, it sure seems like it! Grab a beverage as I share some of this weeks family photos. Kristen's in-laws were in Alaska from Pennsylvania for the first time and love the outdoors just as much as we do. We enjoy showing friends and family our home in Alaska -it is a nice reminder of why we LOVE living here.
Neil, Eileen and Nelson on top of Flat Top Mountain for our Father's Day hike.
Gus atop Flat Top with the Anchorage Bowl as a backdrop.
The whole group (I'm taking the picture) Neil, Eileen, Gus, Willie, Kristen, Nelson and Derek, on an after dinner walk to Westchester Lagoon to check out the Beaver Lodges. We had to walk off some of our BBQ dinner and growlers of beer we consumed around the fire pit.
One of Mr. Beaver's Lodges -they are HUGE -this one was at least 25 feet across! The local beavers are the size of  medium sized dogs. As we were checking out the lodges, a Muskrat swam in front of us and slapped his tail on the water and dove down, giving the Beavers a warning there were intruders.
Busy, busy beavers make for great views for the homes.
Land of the Midnight Sun. Walking home along the Lagoon about 10:00 at night.
Even this family was having an evening out.


Tracey Broome said...

Looks like a great way to celebrate Father's Day! What a beautiful place, but that snow you get!!! I guess it's a trade off :)

Ina in Alaska said...

Great post & wonderful pictures!!

cindy shake said...

Yin and Yang isn't it Tracey?! :) Thank you Ina :))

Patricia Griffin Ceramics said...

Love the image of the magpies flitting away with your thread. Right out of a Disney movie... or Alfred Hitchcock flick!... Beautiful photos of Alaska. Thanks for sharing your piece of the world with us!