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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Location, Location, Location

At home in Moose Pass, clear skies brought nighttime temperatures down to the mid-twenties, effectively stamping “closed” on the summer of 2011.

A hundred and thirty road miles south and five miles across Kachemak Bay, clear skies found me taking my morning tea on the front deck, perfectly comfortable in short sleeves.   Next to me, a potted lily continued to bloom in the temperate maritime clime.

 My friends in the southern states, however, would consider fifty degrees downright chilly and remain inside.   

That is not to say that autumn eludes this cove, but there is no evidence of frost having visited here.  Though the foliage shows autumn colors,

berries continue to ripen,

flowers bloom,

and above-ground water lines flow with clean, cold water from mountain streams.  It’s far too soon for homeowners here to switch to their water storage tanks for winter.

The black pipe in the foreground is a water line.  It is drained in winter.

While I sit on the deck, I wonder—if I lived here year ‘round, would I ever take this view for granted?

Would I stop noting the changes in light?

 Would the extreme tides, more dependable than anything known in the world of humankind, become so commonplace I failed to notice them?

How could I?


  1. Apparently you're already taking the cat for granted--no pictures worth taking?

  2. Not me. I would probably put on long pants and maybe a jacket, but I'd be out there on that beautiful bench, drinking in that (I need a new adjective) stupdendous view.

  3. Awesome photos, Jeanne!
    I know people who do not notice how beautiful it is here but I can not be one of them! I have been all over the place in this state and never get tired of the variety and the awesome beauty.
    Thanks for sharing!