Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Owl House

Yesterday was just an amazingly beautiful day.  By noon it was 37 and melting.  Valda & I went for a walk up my road, though it was getting pretty icy from the melting.  And then we had lunch on my deck.  Before she left she held the ladder and took some pics of me putting up my owl house.  I hope to attract a nesting pair of Saw Whet owls.


I finally bought a ladder, it folds up which I like.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Haul Road Storm Aftermath

I've had these pictures e-mailed to me by several people.  So I don't know who took them.  But they're pretty spectacular.  We had a several day storm and the haul road (or Dalton Highway) between Fairbanks & Deadhorse was closed because parts of the road were 'blown in'.  I heard that at one point there were 90 trucks waiting to come north.  Anyway, someone flew from Prudhoe Bay down the road to see how bad it was.   Here are some the pictures that have been circulating.  Thanks to whoever took them!
Ice Cut View North 1

Ice Cut View North 2

Ice Cut View South

DOT Snowblower Nside Atigun

Galbraith Airport View North

Galbraith Airport View South

Pump Station 3