March 25, 2006


When we last heard from my Uncle Pete, (yes, the one who was in the paper posing with a potato he grew that was shaped like a moose), he was closing up his cabin on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska and heading back to his home in Florida for the winter.


Well, winter's over. At least for him. There might still be a ton of snow on the ground up north, but once Pete hits the beginning of March, he starts to itch for The Great Land and he hauls his beautiful bride Cecile to Alaska.

The both of them are so beloved that when they come home, they're beseiged by friends and neighbors and relatives. When they go back to Alaska from March to September, they're beseiged by friends and neighbors and relatives.

What a perfect life.

Anyway, he's back where he loves it most and sends along his first batch of photos for the year.


He writes:

The sunset was taken last night. (Thurs.)

We got to our home at 7:30 and after unloading our vehicle, I dedided to get a pix of the sunset looking down our street. That is [Mount] Redoubt in the background. Now I wish I would have taken it the instant we got here but you get the idea of just how beautiful it was.



The other pix are of the ice slowly sliding off our Metal Roof. It is hanging over 3 feet, I sure don't want to be under it when it finally breaks off. It is like a glacier.

It is cold here, I have a lot of shoveling to do to get our walkways and deck cleaned off as it is tough walking in snow about 22 inches deep. It is melting fast, we are getting a little above 40~~!!!! That is today. We still will be in the low teens at night but it will move on up quickly.

We now have 12 hours of daylight, we will gain 5 minutes of day light every day til June 21st the longest day of the year. Practically daylight 24 hours.

We can't plant any flowers til Memorial day, the last day in May. Still chances of hard freezes that would kill your plants. After that, the greatest growing anywhere because of the daylight and just perfect temps - 65 to 70 days, which is great. ~~~Better than 90s at least to us.


Winter's coming. Time to head south.

Space invaders.

A little snack on the porch.

The salmon don't stand a chance.

Fish tales. Big time.

The Last Fuzzy Slipper Frontier.

There's a bar in them thar country.

Flowers are a-bloomin'.

The fog rolls in.

Moose intruder.

On their way home.

Sunsets, salmon and civil ceremonies.

Volcanoes, churches and halibut.

Eagle tree, limb by limb.

A fantasy RV for The Last Frontier.

Heading north to the homestead.

Publicizing moose-shaped tubers.

Posted by Jeff at March 25, 2006 11:47 AM

All that ice and snow make me feel like a whimp - my computer is right next to an air vent and I am enjoying the heat coming out of it and I bet it is more then 55 degrees outside.
Hope that ice on your roof falls off safely.

Posted by: doubleknot at March 27, 2006 05:02 AM
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