"I'm going to speak my mind because I have nothing to lose."--S.I. Hayakawa

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Out with the crows, in with the bush plane that landed in Halibut Cove today. I had to get those crows off front and center. Not only had they hexed that Sturm and Drang post, but this whole blog as well! No sooner had I opened it today than three windows appeared, all with this blog.

Then my netbook froze solid.

I cringed as I watched the throes it went through trying to close.

So, when a small plane circled for a landing, I grabbed the camera and went out to the front deck.

New snow on the mountains in the background, small plane on floats in the foreground, beautiful shot.

Down, down, down. There are six times as many pilots in Alaska (one in seventy-eight residents) as in the rest of the U.S., and fourteen to sixteen times as many small planes.

So, I'm posting all seven of these shots in large format, hoping to drive the crows off front and center, even though I was able to get all but one of the crow pix to enlarge.

Closer, closer.

Through the narrows she goes and out of sight--just like the crows, I hope.


  1. Every one of your shots is beautiful. The last one where the plane is partially hidden by the foreground is extra special in a different way.

    I wish I could take your computer problems away. If it's any consolation, I spend over an hour this morning trying to move a document from my word processing program to my blog. Normally, it's like falling off a log. Today, it was like climbing Mt. Everest.

  2. Very cool. I like seeing the photo attribution, too. :)

  3. Me too, regarding your signature line on the photos. You're so adept at these technological details. Maybe if I had more time I'd get a handle on some of those clever things. I haven't the patience either!

  4. Shaddy, Beth told me how to do it. It's really simple if you use Picassa. I don't know about any other photo program. In fact, it's so simple, I was embarrassed I hadn't noticed it before. ;)