Thursday, August 26, 2010

Time to burn...

Well, I cut all these branches off the spruce trees back in June. Finally had a few dry days and it's supposed to rain tomorrow. So, it was time to get them burned. Plus I had a couple of piles of cut down alder that needed to be burned too.

Patty's propane torch made getting the fire started really easy.

I spent a couple of hours hauling wood over to the fire, but kept it pretty small. Didn't need to start the neighborhood on fire. Marge & Darlene both helped which was great.

Finally it got down to coals. Carol came by and we had a glass of wine & visited for a while. And Paul & Dylan stopped by when they finished Darlene's cable rail on her deck. All & all it was a great evening. I need to put a fire pit in the back yard next summer once I get the yard going.

This is Darlene & Izzy from next door.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Fairbanks Trip, Part One

I haven't been up to Fairbanks to visit in way too long. I'm guessing the last time was in 2000 or maybe 2001. Anyway, I finally braved the long drive and spent last weekend in Fairbanks. Stayed with Gwyn. Glenda was working days we didn't get much chance to visit. But we did go out for dinner on Sat night and chat for a couple of hours.

On Sunday afternoon we went up to Livengood with Richard. He is going to do some gold mining on his property and wanted to drop off his camp trailer. It was really a pretty drive. Only about 1.5 hour drive out of Fairbanks.

While we were walking around I found an old woodpecker nest. It was only about 5 feet off the ground. Kind of fun to look into.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Foggy Saturday Morning

Fall is definitely here. Look at the yellow brown color of the tundra. I took this early on Saturday morning. It was very clear except for a little ground fog out on the other side of the airport. You can just see the top of the gravel stockpile protruding up over the fog. Usually it's the other way, if the ceiling lets you see the gravel stockpile then the jet can land.

Friday, August 13, 2010


It's been a pretty quiet week for visiting planes. This time of the summer, we usually have a lot of them. There was a pretty little Gulfstream 3 that came in a few days ago, but I didn't get a picture.

Here is one that landed at lunch time. I googled it, it belongs to the Dept. of Interior. Someone from Washington DC must be out on a tour. I came in from Galena, but I'm not sure where it was headed.