Jul 11, 2009
So much of this time of year in Alaska, at least the western parts that fish, is rush, rush, rush!!
You do any projects that need decent weather, earn most of your yearly income in a few short weeks and, if you can, get the relatives up to visit when it isn’t below freezing.
In the past few weeks I felt you needed to see part of what we try to sandwich in all this work, work and more work.
Time to view all the flowers, well some call them weeds, that spring up and give us color. Even 2 year olds of all species enjoy them!
Eating as much fresh seasonal food as you can possibly stand. I used to do this with fresh peaches, cherries and berries when I was a kid, now it is salmon, specifically Sockeye. Don’t you love that darn deep red color, no dye included!!!
Taking a few minutes to watch the sun go down on what is overall turning out to be a dry and warm/hot summer.
Realizing all around us there are others looking for dinner. One of the Great Horn Owls that reside in the village came to spend the afternoon in our warehouse. The Robins and Swallows were having a fit having this young one so close to their nests and young.
So in all of our rush and worrying about how the winter will be for all of us I am trying to remember to enjoy all that surrounds me here in our remote Alaskan village.