A picture for your weekend

Alaska, 1938 Letter from Vincent James Joy, Pioneer Missionary to Alaska “Each Sunday forenoon I go across the Copper River to the natives on the other side and tell them the Story of Christ. The Copper is not frozen full length but every fifty yards or so there is open water, moving at the rate ofContinue reading “A picture for your weekend”

Weekend 6/17

Fireweed Fireweed covers much of Alaska’s subalpine region in the summer. When we lived in Glennallen, we enjoyed its culinary uses that include fireweed jelly, honey and syrup. Most importantly, we learned that the passing of time unfolds with fireweed: when the top of the summer flowers on the 3-5 foot stalks bloom and begin to die, fallContinue reading “Weekend 6/17”

John Muir’s Alaska

“When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands, flying through space with other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.” Travels in Alaska by John Muir, 1915 River view from the Copper River Valley (6/14/2016) AnContinue reading “John Muir’s Alaska”