Views from the Powder House

IMG_4969Standing in the Powder House restaurant parking lot offers one of the most stunning winter views in Cordova!

IMG_4961Once you move inside to dine who would want to sit with their back to the window?!?

 

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IMG_4965The lakeside patio offers the same picture postcard shots as above, though I think I’ll wait till the springtime thaw to capture those!

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The Harbor in Cordova

IMG_4973Cordova’s harbor is the heartbeat of our remote city, especially during fishing season when the fishermen and net menders are coming and going.  Now that fall has arrived the pace has slowed and things are calmer.  Many of the seasonal fishermen are gone and their boats dry docked. While this may be the case, this evening view showcases the centrality of the harbor in our lives.  Without it Cordova likely would not exist.

Jewels on Necklace

The small lakes on Pipeline Lake Trail remind me of ever changing jewels on a necklace! Just two weeks ago these lakes were white and still frozen by a long Alaskan winter.  Now, as you can see, they have been transformed, seemingly overnight, to hues of blue….

Blue Lake 3

 

Blue lake 2

 

blue lake

Between the Seasons on Pipeline Lakes Trail

trail snowy mountainsPipeline Lakes Trail has become like a friend to me and spending time there reboots my week and recharges my batteries.  I hike other trails, but almost feel unfaithful when I do!   I’m afraid I might miss something with the passage of the seasons!   Monday, two weeks ago, I thought of going to another trail but would have missed the overlap of winter and spring.

double mt frozen lake

dead tree fozen lake mt

frozen lake mountain rangeThis is one of my favorite views on the Pipeline;  I could stand on this spot and gaze for a lifetime!

Grassy Meadow

grassy meadowThis grassy meadow near Pipeline Lake Tail is a great place to soak up some vitamin D when weather and temperature permits.  This past Monday was a glorious sunny day and it was a balmy 50+ degrees in the sunshine, a veritable springtime heatwave in our neck of the woods!

 

dead tree2This fellow has been enjoying the grassy meadow long before we arrived in Alaska.

beyond the trees

through the treesThe view from the meadow isn’t bad either!

Hat in nature

Mua

A home in NATURE

Distant Mountains

wow-mountainsSince childhood distant mountains have called my name, beckoning me to them to make them my home.

water-mountainsMountains and water combine forming a force that captures my heart and soul.

homeOn the other side of those mountains lies Cordova, Mt. Eccles, Eyak Lake, Orca Inlet, and Prince William Sound….home….