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Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary

*Warning: Picture heavy post!

Another great place to visit for those who are looking for serene hikes is the Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary.  I loved it here, and could come back again and again!

Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary

Click here for a pdf of the above map.  You can see that there is much to explore!

Arcata has successfully created both a wastewater plant and wildlife sanctuary area together.  It is worth the visit!

*Clicking on a photo will give you a closer look.

Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary

Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary

Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary

Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary

Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary

Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary

Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary

Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary

Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary

Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary

Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary

Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary

Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary

Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary

Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary

Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary

Fabric Boxes and the Garden (Done for the Winter)

I wanted something to do just for the fun of it.  Something easy; something that doesn’t require a lot of concentration.

So I made these.

Fabric Boxes

The cute little boxes will make nice gifts, once I decide what to fill them with.

Fabric Boxes

I was going to share some wonderful photos of the last of my blooming garden flowers…purple asters.

But there was some shenanigans going on, and I never got to take those photos.

Deer

Deer and Turkeys

Deer and Turkeys

One day I have blossoms, and the next day, they are somebody’s salad.

Deer

Sheesh!

Nevertheless, I can share a photo of some fabulous fall color.

Garden Fall Color

And a close-up…just because it is so pretty.

Garden Fall Color

Alaska Harbor Dinner Cruise

A harbor seal led our dinner cruise.  What fun to follow him (or was it a her) for the beginning of our 3-1/2 hour cruise around the harbor!

While in Alaska, our daughter and son-in-law treated us to a dinner cruise hosted by Marty and Marion, of the Galley Gourmet, from St. Paul Harbor in Kodiak, Alaska.

I highly recommend this cruise!  Marty is the former harbor master and Marion is a master gardener, chef, author and photographer.  They offer wonderful hospitality, not only in great-tasting food, but also in wildlife viewing, and entertaining (and knowledgeable stories) aboard their beautiful craft, the Sea Breeze.

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The photos were taken by myself, my Hubby, and my daughter.

Enjoy the show!

Denali Park

For those of you who are interested in my trip to Alaska, here is a slideshow of more photos, as promised.

You are looking at my visit to Denali Park.  I was blessed with a gorgeous day for the visit!

Hubby and I saw golden eagle, moose, ptarmigan, Dall sheep, bear, caribou, small critters, and fabulous scenery.  Nobody creates and designs like the great God above!

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Enjoy!

Click here for a slideshow of the glaciers viewed from the flight to Alaska.

Click here for a slideshow of the Alaska Railroad Denali Star train ride.

Western Flycatchers

No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings. -William Blake

Just thought I would share a photo of the new babies nesting next to my front porch light.  Enjoy!

Western Flycatchers

Hubby took this photo for me.

If you’d like to see more photos from previous year’s of this same Western Flycatcher pair, simply do a search for Western Flycatchers in the Search on the left side bar of this blog.