Tuesday, September 18, 2007

first snow

The last few days were so stormy; windy, rainy, ugly. Typical Juneau weather. Today it's gorgeous. Brisk; 40 degrees. A perfect fall day.

Yesterday while driving home from work, I thought I caught a glimpse of snow on the mountains surrounding the glacier. But then it could have been cloud formations as well....

My first instinct was right. Here's some pictures of Juneau on a beautiful, fall day. Enjoy!

This is Mendenhall Lake, taken from Skater's Cabin at the west side of the glacier. That's Mendenhall Glacier .

Just a zoomed in version.

I find icebergs fascinating and like imagining imaginary shapes.... This is a glacier duck.

This is Skater's Cabin. I'm not certain the history behind it but in the winter when the lake is frozen, you can stay warm inside this little cabin and the frozen lake will be alive with ice skaters.

I guess it's been around for awhile...

What a beautiful view! How grand to get married here, or have a picnic.

This was, indeed, a gorgeous day.


Naturegirl said...

How wonderful to see a different view with just a click of the mouse!
I love your Sadie! The last days of summer shine brightly here! :)NG

Connie said...

Very beautiful,indeed! But I don't envy you your cold weather. We are enjoying the 70's after a long hot summer!

Julie said...

It is a sweltering hot and humid 90+ degrees here in Texas. Can I have some of that cool crisp air???

Yolanda said...

I love the photos of the glacier and the house.

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Wowee!!! I need to get out more!
So pretty. I love the old stone house.
Tell me you got those magazines!

LivingTheLife said...

Beautiful...I love it all...the glacier duck was fabulous...I quite agree with your analogy...and the skaters cabin...how gorgeous...and YES it would make a lovely setting for a wedding...and a great adventure for a picnic! Alaska...makes me SMILE!! Thanks for sharing...her today!