I am trying to do the photo a week challenge by Nancy Merrill, this week it is “Boats & Ships.”
This is a cruise ship that was in the harbor in Seward Alaska. It is the first cruise ship that was going north through the northern passage. It was traveling with its own ice breaker ship in the lead. This was going from Seward to New York City and was going to take 3 months.
Two of my son-in-laws were very happy with the purchase of this old boat, so happy they could not wait to put it in water to enjoy it. Big boys and their toys.
What a pretty quilt with a nice variety of ships on it.
“The Calla Lilies are in bloom again…” Katharine Hepburn in “Stage Door.” Love the quote and the flower, here in the Midwest they do not winter outdoors, so seeing them bloom is a happy thing.
Right now the garden has a few other yellow contributions and a great-grandson brought out a collection.
The other place I go to is always a quilt. Someone once told me that if a quilt has only a small percentage of yellow fabric it is classified as a yellow quilt. I think that he combination of yellow and another color often makes a beautiful quilt and I love all the shades of yellow.
One of the highlights of my summer in Anchorage, Alaska was a float plane trip. One of my grandsons came to visit and celebrate his birthday with mine, so we took a plane ride together in a Cessna that was 1 year younger than I am! It was beyond description amazing.
Our pilot was well versed in the options to find wildlife on the mountain ranges we flew over and we saw a lot. He took us over so many different glaciers, I lost count. One more beautiful than the next. We landed in a lake that was formed by the runoff from 3 glaciers, opened the door of the airplane and handed us a giant ice cube. about 12 inches, probably over 10,000 years old from a calving glacier.
I had to restrain myself and choose only a few photo’s. I have been very lucky, flying many places in the world, on big new 777’s and tiny old regional jets. Some aircraft that looked like a crop duster in little one gate no-where’s-ville. I have landed in huge modern international terminals, small antiquated international terminals. But this flight circling the mountains around Anchorage is one I will treasure. The best time flying ever.
Here is my photo for the week, it is frost on a window. Beautiful but very cold.
My second is a black and white quilt. I do so many in color I sometimes forget the simple beauty of black and white.
My granddaughter dancing at a wedding. The joy of enjoying the music and the dance and the moment shows on her face. Love this photo!
A current example, in my opinion, is a Birkin bag. It’s a purse people.
This one is over $130,000.00 USD. It’s really nice. But, it’s still a purse.
I love the fact that they are named after Jane Birkin, an actress, singer and songwriter who is also 70. The bag came about from a chance meeting on a flight with the head of Hermes in 1983.
I Just have to give you one more look at a Birkin Bag.
Makes me happy when it is my foot in the surf and sand in Hawaii.
Love the geometric feel in the large windows.
I also love the beauty that only 2 different materials can create in a quilt.
This is one of the views from the Piper aircraft we flew in around Anchorage, Alaska. This is an area where three glaciers come together and have formed a lake from the “calving” off the glaciers.
This was taken from the open door of the Piper as we landed on the waters of that lake. The small iceberg in the photo is larger than the aircraft we flew in.
Another view from the airplane as we are going back to Anchorage. You can see the tall buildings in the background with some of Anchorage spread out below us. There is a lot of water and a lot of large trees within the city so a surprisingly large number of wild animals live within the city itself.
Probably one of the best trips I have ever taken, and if anyone ever asks you to go, do not hesitate, just say… Yes!
This was not a photograph about a hand, but it is now. While traveling with a friend last summer, we were on a tour just outside of Anchorage. At a beautiful spot to view the mountains and a glacier forming in them. My friend pointed as I snapped the photo and her hand was immortalized as she is pointing out the glacier on this cold and overcast day. Even with that Alaska is just beautiful and I can’t wait to go back for my next visit.