We have had some absolutely gorgeous days leading up to the beginning of the school year…and, of course, positively gorgeous after school started! The family has been busy fishing, hiking, picking berries, and just exploring. It is nice chumming around with four generations.
I think SP appreciates all the fun things the island has to offer. He certainly has a good time and is way beyond the whining stage, having just started 3rd grade.
In our search for ripe salmonberries, Diane, Mom, and I enjoyed hot days on Pyramid and cool ones at Humpy Cove. It seemed that I was always catching Diane in the act of taking pictures.
After laughing ourselves silly over our inability to tell if we were actually getting any shots of the ravens, (note Diane wearing her reading glasses trying to see the screen), I got a shot of two playing. Really, though, you can barely see them.
I love to wade through the grass at this time of year. The numbers of wildflowers always surprises me, even though I know most of them. I think of the environment that they survive in and I just have to shake my head in wonder.
There is nothing quite like a sunny day in the Aleutians. The blue skies and a few scattered clouds act as a backdrop for the brilliant green hills and the craggy mountain peaks.