Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Another perspective of the Creamery Visitor Center.  

I was walking around, waiting for my companion to show up, when I saw a young man on a bicycle on the path just looking around at the building.  I took a few photos and then went to the parking area.  When I turned back around the young man had parked his bike next to the building and he was taking photos of the structure.  I was so tempted to talk to him and see what he was seeing that I might have missed, but I didn't.

My heart is happy that:
We all see things differently and can share those visions with others

Another trip back to the Creamery on the edge of Fairbanks.  It was another spectacularly beautiful day and I managed to get another perspective on the visitor's center.  

My heart is grateful for:
the salmon dinner I had last night when we all went out to celebrate a delayed Father's Day

Thursday, June 13, 2024

A Retro Gas Pump

I saw this pump in the side yard of a house as I was walking down the road one day a couple of weeks ago in upstate NY.  Don't know why I didn't post it yet, but how cool is it?

My heart is grateful for:
people who preserve history

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

White Birch

At a pond located at a tourist stop in Fairbanks these birch are clustered on the opposite bank.
I just thought it was an interesting composition.

Quilt Square on Barn

There is a tourist area with walking trials on the edge of Fairbanks, Ak.  I went there this morning with my dil and saw this incredible reminder of the area I lived in most of my life.
Where I used to live, many people would pay for someone to design a wooden quilt square 
and they'd put it on their barn or their house.  There was a map of the locations
for all the squares, so it could be a day-long trip to follow the trail and see all the squares.
This is the only one I've seen here, but I love it.

My heart is happy that:
I had the chance to spend some outdoor time with my dil today.

Monday, June 10, 2024

Farmer's Market

Every Wed evening and Sat morning throughout the summer, there's a Farmer's Market.  These are some random people walking around.  It was a beautiful day. We spent about an hour checking out all the booths.
There were some photographers there selling their images.  Some were beautiful, some were average. I often wonder how much stock the sellers much have to do the Farmer's Market circuit~~and where do they store it all after the season?

My heart is grateful that:
my grand baby had a good report from his visit with the midwife

Sunday, June 09, 2024

Pickle Ball

I'm posting another Pickle Ball image because this afternoon my son wanted to go play with some friends and somehow he talked me into playing.  Obviously I'm not in this image, but I probably played for about an hour.  
It was actually more fun than I thought it would be but I still prefer racketball. 
Hopefully I'll get to play again before returning home...
The weather was stunningly beautiful today.

My heart is grateful that:
I let myself get talked into trying Pickle Ball and I enjoyed it

Friday, June 07, 2024

Trap Club

I've seen gun ranges before, but never a range dedicated for trap shooting.  This place is open two times a week according to the sign but maybe the members get together other times as well.
The bottom line says "Home of the Midnight Sun Shoot" and that's not an exaggeration--it doesn't get dark during the early summer, so at midnight it's like daytime.  

Empty Shed

I took a photo of this shed the last time I was here in the winter.  I'm not sure what it's for, but it's right on the corner of the property so maybe it is (or was) a shed for school kids to be in while waiting for the school bus. Other than that I have no idea.  

Immaculate Conception Church

This Catholic Church is located on the bank of the Chena River in downtown Fairbanks, Alaska.  Constructed in 1904,  it was the first Roman Catholic Church in the interior of Alaska.
The building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in April of 1976.


Thursday, June 06, 2024

Totem Pole

This totem pole is located on the campus of Alaska University Fairbanks.  It was completed in 1963 by Amos Wallace. It's 48 feet tall and contains 8 figures from top to bottom: raven, frog, giant cannibal, frog, mosquito, frog, bear, wolf.

Flowering Tree

I have no idea what this tree is, but it sure is pretty.  It's the only one of this road.

My heart is grateful for:
the beautiful weather today

Unknown First Family

A stunning statue of an Alaskan family seen in the Golden Heart Plaza in downtown Fairbanks, Alaska, sitting atop a fountain.
The park is situated alongside the Chena River and is host to many outdoor activities throughout the year.