Wednesday, August 10, 2011

To the Sea

By The Sea Emily Dickinson

 I started early, took my dog,
And visited the sea;
The mermaids in the basement
Came out to look at me.

And frigates in the upper floor
Extended hempen hands,
Presuming me to be a mouse
Aground, upon the sands.

But no man moved me till the tide
Went past my simple shoe,
And past my apron and my belt,
And past my bodice too,

And made as he would eat me up
As wholly as a dew
Upon a dandelion's sleeve -
And then I started too.

And he - he followed close behind;
I felt his silver heel
Upon my ankle, - then my shoes
Would overflow with pearl.

Until we met the solid town,
No man he seemed to know;
And bowing with a mighty look
At me, the sea withdrew.

Our Alaska summer is coming to a close.  Termination dust has already been reported in the mountains and work will start in two days.  I am so thankful to have this time off in the summers, but each year it gets a little more difficult to return to work.   Heading down South once again for work and am looking forward to the little one having the time of his life in the firgid surf.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Trip South

I love saying we took a trip South because it sounds warm and really it was a bit warmer.  We went to visit our yurt and land in Homer.  I found some white lupine.  It seemed the tips of all the lupine were turning white.  Not sure if it was a disease or what, but interesting.
 I love Homer because you can drive down a dirt road and come upon this.
 The view from our land is amazing.  Why don't we live there?  The view from our house ain't bad either.
 Our land has an amazing amount of wildflowers so I picked myself a bouquet.
 Jonathan found a heart coal which is way cooler than a heart rock, but much more breakable especially when a toddler drops it on the ground.
Amazing weekend of beach walks and kite flying.  Perfect Alaska holiday.