Saturday, October 3, 2009

Some Alaska scenery for Scenic Sunday

Scenic Sunday Oct 4, 2009

Before I have shown some photos taken from the ship while cruising, but these photos are of some scenes from our shore excursions. In Juneau my son and I did a combo tour of the Meadenhall Glacier, the Juneau Glacier Gardens and a Salmon Hatchery.



These are trees pulled out of the ground with their roots, they are then put back into the ground upside down and flowers planted where the roots are now. Very cool idea and very pretty.



Hubby went off on a helicopter ride to the Glaciers.







 In Sitka we took a nature hike excursion and then came back and walked thru the Sitka Nat'l Historical park.


The trail thru the Park had various carved totem poles. The Totems were beautifully carved, designed and each one told a story.








In Ketchikan we walked around the town and did some shopping.




Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Alaska scenery photos.  To see more Scenic Sunday photos please click on my link. A big thanks to the host of Scenic Sunday.

21 comments:

  1. Magnificent Alaska views! A few are familiar for my sister's been sending me photos from her RV Travels there this past summer. The colors of the flowers in the first two are just beautiful. She and her husband decided not to ride the helicopter but they did see glaciers. Thanks for visiting Sacred Ruminations earlier today.
    Hugs and blessings,

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  2. Eileen: Thanks for sharing your trip, certainly on my bucket list.

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  3. These are fantastic, love the colors in the first ones and especially the chopper on the ice.

    All the best
    Guy
    Regina In Pictures

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  4. Thanks for the tour. It takes me back to my honeymoon cruise to Alaska. Familiar sights and scenic indeed, all of them.

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  5. Gorgeous trip !
    I've never stepped onto glaciers
    like this trip.
    The turquoise blue of glaciers must be beautiful !

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  6. Fabulous scenery we hope to see oursenves next year. The first pic of the glacier spilling down the mountain is terrific

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  7. Breathtakingly beautiful. Thank you for sharing the pictures of Alaska.

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  8. What remarkable trees, and those glaciers are spectacular. Someday I'd love to see Alaska, but it's just so far from Israel...

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  9. I'm intrigued by the upsidedown trees! Fascinating!

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  10. Those upside-down tree planters are wonderful. That would make a superb wedding location! I loved the whole series: thanks for sharing your travels with us.

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  11. OH my, that inverted tree is so creative! I love how it turned out. Alaska is beautiful. I would to visit it one day! Very nice shots!

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  12. Thanks for the Alaska-trip photos. great idea with the trees upside down and oh so wonerful photos of the glacier. Must have been a great trip

    Christina, Sweden

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  13. Splendid images..Thanks for taking me to Alaska :)

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  14. Everything is fantastic inthis shot. Ispecially like the trees whith flowers on the top!

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  15. the lane of totems are wonderful. I have never seen trees planted upside down, interesting and beautiful. Your blog header is amazing.

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  16. what a beautiful place. I was having a tour... Thank you for these places. How I wish I could visit these places too.

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  17. Great Glacier-pictures!A great trip you had -lucky you. Thanks for sharing!//Eva

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  18. Great pictures. I've never seen the trees turned upside down to make planters. It seems kind of violent to me but probably the trees were cleared out for some other purpose and then reused.

    An Alaskan cruise is on my bucket list.

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  19. These have to be some of the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen! Thanks so much for posting! I especially love the buffalo and totem poles...and the glaciers...and just actually all of them!
    very cool!
    STG

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  20. Great. Beautiful shots and view.
    Luiz Ramos

    PS
    Thanks for congrats.You´re welcome in Rio!

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