I truly thanked God every day for His blessings and for His amazing creation. Thank you for your encouraging comments and your many, many “Likes”. My posting 366 of my photos was a little bit of a project but I did it! I have heard it said that to move past the “planning” stage into the “doing” stage is the hard part! So….What’s happening next year?
We have met a lot of wonderful and interesting people in our journeys. Jim is one of those special friends. Navy pilot shot down in Vietnam, airline pilot, bush pilot, African big game hunter, falconer, log home builder, Texas rancher, father and husband. This photo was taken one afternoon on Nikiski Beach, AK where he was training “Pepper” his newest falcon. Only 2 post to go!
ALASKA… land of the midnight sun!… we have never been there for the almost 24 hours of darkness but we have seen the almost 24 hours of light. This photo was taken around 11 pm in early July.
It seems to me that Alaskans have two lives… winter (family & friends …summer (clients & charters) … two jobs… winter (teacher) summer (fishing guide) two residences… summer (Alaska) and winter ( lower 48). I was told that the definition of a “sourdough” was someone who didn’t have enough money to go south for the winter! LOL Only 3 post to go!
It is never too early to develop the love of the land. Kids think “work” is fun when they are this age. Emily loved helping in her GrandDad’s cabbage patch. Now that she’s a big girl… I pray everyday that she will keep her feet on the ground, her hands close to the soil and her heart on GOD! Only 4 post to go!
The attendants at Narita Airport show honor to the plane and passengers as it begins its taxi to take off. I have seen this for 6 trips and every time I take a moment and reflect about the custom and the history between Japan and America. ( I have a little history with Japan… my dad was there in 1948 while my mother was in Florida waiting for me to be born. He came home later that year.) Only 5 more post to go!
Cousins… sometimes they are your best friend.. sometimes they are your first playmates… sometimes they annoy you beyond measure…BUT it’s that bond of family that makes life so special! (These are not my kiddos.)