Showing posts with label ALASKA. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ALASKA. Show all posts

Friday, May 1, 2009

More Wildlife in Alaska

Yesterday I posted some pictures taken by my son, Bert, when he worked on a small cruise line in Alaska in 2004. He took so many fabulous pictures while there. Today, I'll show you more of his 'wildlife' photos. The picture above is one of my fav's.... Isn't that the sweetest picture you have ever seen???? That little seal is definitely a "Cutie Pie".... More pictures are below.

What do you think that is??????????? WELL--it's a tail of a humpback whale.

That's a big humpback, isn't it?

Anyone got a kleenix? I need to blow my nose!!!

The breaching humpback is doing a dance for the people on the cruise ship.

Uh Oh---there are some ORCAS (killer whales)!!! Yipes!!!

The killer whales are following along side of the boat. Bert says there's a real advantage of taking a cruise in Alaska on one of the smaller cruise boats. They can get much closer to the wildlife and the glaciers, etc. BUT---cruising on one of the smaller boats can be more expensive than going on one of the gigantic ships. SO---each person will have to decide for themselves how to 'see' Alaska.

This one wants to join the crew for dinner!!!! Do you think he may be JUST a little too close????? ha

HELP!!!! The boat is going too fast... It's getting ahead of me!!!

NO----this is not a Bluebird's nest!!!!! ha ha ha.... We checked the nest twice yesterday and there were still FOUR eggs there... I was a little disappointed---but who knows???? Maybe this couple are only going to have FOUR babies (instead of five or six). I'll check the nest again today ---and let you know Saturday before we leave for the beach...

Speaking of the beach, we are leaving Saturday morning and will be there until Sunday, May 10. We're going to Ocean Isle, NC (north of North Myrtle Beach). We have gone there in May for several years. I will post one more blog tomorrow---but while we are gone, we won't have computer access. So we probably won't start our blogs back until Monday or Tuesday, May 11 or 12. Forgive me for not commenting on your blogs as much as I usually do. We got extremely busy yesterday and today... Thanks for understanding!

By the way, that unique and gorgeous Iris pictured above in our yard has the name of Floor Show. Neat, isn't it?????

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Wildlife in Alaska

No---unfortunately, I haven't been to Alaska YET. But--one of these days, George and I will get there. However, in 2004, my eldest son, Bert, spent two years working for a small cruise line (Cruise West) in Alaska . He loved it there---and his mother was VERY jealous. I wish now that George and I had have gone when Bert was there. BUT--things just didn't work out then, so we decided to wait. Oh Well!!!!

Bert is like me when it comes to his love of being out in nature. While in Alaska, he took many fabulous pictures to share. Today, I'm going to share some of his wildlife pictures with you. I'll have to divide these into Part I and Part II. The picture above shows the seals sunning themselves on an iceberg... Look at that background. Incredible, isn't it???? More pictures are below!!!

Here are two bears, a black one and a cinnamon one.

You should hear all of those sea lions singing and squacking! Bert says that they can really make NOISE.

The deer in Alaska are different from the white-tailed deer in Tennessee.

Watch that eagle soar!!! WOW!!!

Salmon are all over the place in the streams.

I can never see enough pictures of eagles. They are so incredibly gorgeous!

"Honey, can't you do something to make it a little warmer in here?"

UPDATE: FOUR eggs now in the Bluebird nest!!!!!! If you have read my posts for the past three days, you will see a Bluebird egg picture each day. One picture showed 2 eggs in the nest. The next day there were 3, and now FOUR... Bluebirds lay an egg a day until they get to 5 or 6. Then Mama incubates the eggs for 15-18 days.. SO--if my calculations are right, on or around May 15, we'll have some new bluebird babies in the nest!!!!! They then will stay in the nest until about June 2nd---when they will leave the nest--one per day. Isn't that just 'plum' exciting??????