No much snow at sea level, so we headed up the Chilkat River last week. It slipped below zero a few times, and it was hard to keep fingers warm enough to take many photos but it was so beautiful with snow on the trees, ice floating on the river and rising mist. We have a little wood stove in our 1966 VW bus that helped keep us warm.
It is always beautiful here, but things looks even better with a dusting of snow. This is Mud Bay, not too far from our house. I feel so lucky to have landed in such an amazing place!
When the sun shines, the snow sparkles and everything is fine.
I have been working on some images using photos of natural elements overlayed to form abstract patterns, and this one is with snow, but I also have done some with ice and trees. These will form a series on my new website that will have my portfolio. I will keep this blog for progress postings and thoughts. The website will be at michelescornelius.com. I will put a link here when it is up!
We finally have snow, and 5 feet of it! That coupled with unusually warm temps for Alaska…The unusual weather continues. I talk with friends in various places, and it is strange all over. Very cold in California, no snow in Chicago…The effects of climate change are showing. I still talk with people who don’t believe we have anything to do with it, and aren’t at all concerned. We need to be concerned, very concerned. It is too late? Here is a good discussion about climate change
Things are getting cold…So cold it is hard to take photos, the car windows are frozen shut. The still parts of the bay are full of ice, and big chunks of it are washing up on the beach at Land’s End. Homer is a banana belt of Alaska, and this feels so harsh sometimes that I wonder what it would be like in the really cold places. Part of me wants to go there for the adventure of experiencing it, and part of me wants to run back to warm and sunny California. Not yet though! It is so beautiful to see it, especially in winter.