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

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Been a little busy lately.....

Yep, I've been busy.   

I have prior commitments for the month of June that will keep me away from home, so I pushed hard to get the Seward highway litter-free over 37 miles.

That took 45 days, 373 bags of litter, six tanks of gas, and a lot of walking.   Fitbit says that for every mile, I actually walk between 2.5 and 4 miles.   A mile, in this case, is a mile up and a mile back on the other side of the highway.  The up to four miles occurs with broad shoulders and steep ditches that I go down and climb back up.   Again and again and again.

On the next to last day, my favorite anchor man from Ch 2, KTUU in Anchorage, caught me in Turnagain Pass.   Looking my grittiest, with worn out hiking boots and a hairstyle by Wanda the Witch, he pulled out his Samsung Galazy, shot some video, and interviewed me.

So, here's a link to my less-than-fifteen minutes of fame:


So, I'll be back in July.   Hopefully with some standout photos to share.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Present...... sometimes

I'm here, just not too often.

It's litter clean up season and I'm on the road every day.   Cleaned up twenty miles of highway so far and have 22 to go.


On a rare sunny day at Tern Lake.

Rogue's gallery of two American wigeons and a female common merganser.

Squirrel found her has his very own sunflower seed buffet.   He is very happy.

Mallard drake

The wigeons

Two mallards and a bunch of green-winged teals at Lower Summit Lake.

A pair of common mergansers

A very chatty red-necked grebe.