"Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning." Psalm 30:5

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rain, Rain Go Away!!!

Okay, some sunshine would be nice about now!  I was planning on going outside Monday and taking a picture around 11 p.m. for the Summer Solstice but it started raining about 10:30!!!  It seems like it has been raining ever since.  No walking for me on Tuesday or Wednesday but I did go walk today since it is only
 drizzling.  Sarah just laughs and says "you are in Alaska".   I did mention I needed some Vitamin D and she told me to pick some up at Costco.  Sorry, I want the real thing!!!!  The glacier is still impressive even with the rain and clouds.

Yesterday I did walk around the downtown Juneau area and took a couple of pictures in the rain before I went to the movie.  Notice the people with jackets - about 55 degrees.   I saw "Knight and Day" with Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz.  Not quite sure I fit in the "target audience" for that one.

This evening I went and tried to have dinner with the Governor of Alaska!  He didn't show while I was there but I enjoyed the free grilled salmon, etc. anyway.  There is a park a couple of blocks from me that is used for a lot of community functions.  This weekend Gold Rush Days are being held there and the following weekend the 4th of July Celebration.

While I was at the park, a group of float planes returned from their sight seeing trips and I was able to get a picture of one of them.  They usually are in groups of three or four.  While I was walking home, I saw a salmon berry bush.  They are starting to ripen - people pick them to eat fresh or make jam.


becki-c said...

Hmmm, do the berries actually taste like salmon?

Janie said...

Peggy, I've been neglectful about comments, but I'm so impressed with the scenery you're capturing in your pictures! You've been fortunate to see some of the most beautiful parts of the country on your adventures so far, and we're lucky that we get to go along in a way. I'm stunned that you actually see bald eagles out your window! I go to great lengths to see the ones in my area. I hope you get some sun soon; we all need a good dose of sun to keep our spirits high.