Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A is for ... Aircraft

Ahah! Here they are!
We get a lot of different types of aircraft, as the Forks airport is small.
We've gotten ultralights and parasails all the way up to the little jet that brought some (we suspect Twilight) visitors (tourists or production company?).
The Coast Guard lands here as well, along with the medivac helicopter.
I've already posted pictures of quite a few besides these.

Well, it WAS for aircraft. Blogger won't let me upload my photos. I'll keep trying... Meanwhile, you can see more ABC Wednesday at:

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Ravens for Poe

a picture of ravens
for Edgar Allan Poe's birthday

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Frosted frame

frosted wonders seen,
cold breath across empty field,
glittering morning

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


That's a Beak! The flickers are so interesting to watch.
Actually, all the birds are, but you gotta love the flicker's accurate sense of dominance.

He looked as though he was giving me the 'eye' - maybe doesn't like having his picture taken...

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Busy feeder

A flicker is one of the few birds that the starlings won't bother at the feeder. With that beak, we're not really surprised.

Visitor Center Rain Gauge

This was the rain gauge as it read on Dec 26, 2009.
You can see we had less than our average of 10 feet for the year.
It was only about 8 feet last year - 95 inches for the year I believe it was.
This last week we have been working hard on making up for last year -
6 inches one day alone.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Stormy sunrise

Sun just clearing the hill at sunrise