Saturday, June 14, 2008

Back from Alaska!

My husband and I just returned from our trip to Alaska were I was invited to come and teach doll sculpting. It was a great time- a long trip too- but certainly worth it! I am sorry I have been so absent from posting here on my blog, there was much to do to get ready for this trip of a lifetime!

It is absolutely amazingly beautiful in Alaska! Your brain almost doesn't believe what your eyes are showing it. I don't know how to explain it-and a camera is not able to capture it, certainly.
Below is a small iceberg, and as you can see, it is aqua blue. This is the actual color of the ice, it is not a reflection! On the other side of this iceberg there were about a half dozen sea otters, playing with their babies... Of course, the eagles were flying high overhead. It was rainy most of our time there but we still managed to get out and see the country.

This photo is of one of the many glaciers we saw there. They estimate the glaciers in this area are at least 10,000 years old. Just imagine what is frozen in those layers of ice! Typical tourists! Set the camera on a wall, set the auto timer and run like heck to get into the shot! We did have fun--
I will be back in a few days with new work to show you- thanks for your patience and for checking in!~



Fantasy Whispers - Vania Cruz-Perez said...

Hi Deb,

The pictures look gorgeous!! I bet you did have tons of fun. Was the temperature really cold?


Deb Wood said...

Hi Vania,
No, it was actually quite nice while we were there. The temps were around 70 in the daytime and would dip to around 50 in the evenings. Certainly comfortable! The day we took the photos shown here on the blog it was windy so that's why we were wearing the sweatshirts.

Such beautiful countryside! Thanks for your note--