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My favorite photos of 2011

I’m still learning to use my new camera, but I sure got a lot of practice with all our adventure this year. Here are some of my favorite photos.   We learned that bears like to eat dandelions   My daughter discovered the most fascinating animal at the zoo   I spent a little time in our …

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Green

We saw so much beauty and variety on our trip from Seattle to Alaska, but the predominant color was most definitely green. Yes, I know I should label all the pictures with the specific locations where they were taken. Maybe next time I take a trip, I’ll take better notes to accompany the photos.  Or, …

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Dear Gem – Month 27

Last month you spent more than 3000 miles in the back seat of grandma’s overpacked car.  It took us 10 days to drive from Seattle, Washington, to Soldotna, Alaska. But then we took the long way through the Canadian Rockies, and did a little sight seeing as well. View Larger Map I was a little …

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Dandelions

I love dandelions. They are such simple, earnest, friendly, happy flowers. I understand that people tend to despise the weed, but they warm my heart.  They’re like children; they may make a mess of the yard, but really they just want to make you smile. Besides, their greens are yummy. These bear cubs thought so …

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Posh digs for a beaver

This is where the wealthy, well-to-do beavers live. On our drive through Canada, we’ve encountered countless beaver dams and lodges, but this area covered acres of stepped dams with lodges back farther away from the road. These little lakes created by the beavers were surrounded by babbling brooks, mosses, and wildflowers. As it was, I …

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