Sunday, December 28, 2008

Sledding fun at Kinkaid Park

Woo Hoo!  Yee Haw!  Yippeeee! 
  Fresh snow on Christmas produced fabulous sledding conditions a couple of days later. 
Here Blake pauses at the bottom of the hill. 
Both boys get on the sled and really rocket down. Look out below! Yikes...that was close! Airplane on approach to Anchorage International Airport: Mt. Foraker glowing pink in the low angle sunlight. Just beautiful!

My Favorite snow pictures so far this year.

It has been a spectacular winter for photography.  Lots of freezing fog and various clouds have brought fantastic colors and nuances.  Each and every day, I marvel at the beauty right outside our backdoor.  In fact, all but one of these pictures was taken from the backdoor.  This is not to say there haven't been other spectacular views around the city.  I just have my camera readily available at home.  I really should carry a camera with me all the time.  Last week, ice coated trees were tinged pink at the top and sillouetted by a strikingly dark blue sky as the sun sank towards the horizon.  
This one, I'm calling, "Pre-Dawn Beauty".  Notice the hoar frost on the tree in the forefront.   Hoar frost is deposited on the trees by freezing fog.  
I took this picture late in the day at Kinkaid Park. 
This is midday in December.  The sun barely skirts the tops of the trees.  
More wintery scenes in the backyard.  

Thursday, December 25, 2008