Beautimous day

I soaked in the beauty that was the sun for two hours.  Just laying there on the tundra by myself.  It was wonderful.  This was the view from my picnic blanket.

Sound of Silence

I walked down to the beach and spent hours just sitting and listening.  I really should have stayed home cleaning, but it was too beautiful out to ignore.  It was amazingly silent.  I could hear the ice creaking and groaning and at one point heard the wings of a bird that flew over me.  It was a magnificent evening.

Pic of the week, August 23

The ocean has been as calm as a lake this week. The Arctic Ocean fascinates me in many ways. I’m always finding interesting creatures, beach combing here is particularly fun as you can find something as large as a whale vertebra down to something as small as beach glass, and the water itself is ever changing. From waves big enough to surf to you-can-skip-stones-on-it calm. My favorite part of summer is having the water back and I’ve been spending as much time as possible being near it.