Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Sunday, April 15, 2012
This book by Larry Johansen made me smile when I first flipped through it in a coffee shop in Petersburg last year. When the Wrangell museum was having a book sale, I decided to pick up a copy.
The pictures prove that xtratufs make it into weddings, the work place, a variety of outdoor adventures, parades, proms, Wearable Arts Shows, calendars, races, paintings, photography, cakes, beer labels, movies, accessories, and children's drawings. We Alaskans really do love our xtratufs! :)
We pulled the remaining rhubarb from last season's harvest out of the freezer and made some bread this morning. It turned out great, so figured I would share the recipe. :)
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Monday, April 9, 2012
The sun continues to shine in Ketchikan! Jackson helped me move all of the plants into the living room to soak in some rays.
Eclectic LadyLand (and Ben)
Petro = Rock ~ Glyph = Carving
Here are a few shots from the amazing and mysterious Petroglyph Beach in Wrangell. Many symbols suggest Tlingit ties, though it is not known for sure who carved these designs. The oldest dated settlements in this area were about 10,000 years ago, and two other significant times of settlement were 5,000 and 3,000 years ago. These petroglyphs could have been carved during these times, or more recent times. The fact that they are located below the tide prevents scientists from being able to determine their exact age.
Most believe the early ancestors of today's Tlingit carved these petroglyphs.
She also pointed out the owl nearby, that I had also never seen before.
Depending on the light, the images can catch your attention differently.
It is fascinating to me that we will never know what purpose these carvings served. Your guess is as good as anyone's. I couldn't see any rhyme or reason to the locations, and some are much more worn than others which could mean they are older.
I tried to take some of the photos so that they would be like hidden pictures for the boys... Can you find the Petroglyph?! :)
This was a gorgeous evening in Wrangell, surrounded by such beautiful history.
They say there are about 40 or so petroglyphs on this beach, however new ones do turn up. Some are very faint from hundreds of years of tides washing over them... So really, there is no way to know for sure how many! I took pictures of 18 of them this trip, and will have to go compare with the pictures I took last year. I will post more pictures later...
Random Thrift Store Scores...
Those who know me very well know I am a little obsessed with old containers... This adorable coffee container is perfect for our shamrocks, don't you think? :)
Another great container turned plant holder!
I was so excited to find this old Learn to Draw book at the thrift store, as I think I may have had the exact one when I was younger! I have so many memories of working through drawing books my mom would get for me, so this really brings me back. Love the way it looks framed.
Saturday, April 7, 2012
I've decided that while flattening spoons is not my favorite thing to do, the end result of these plant markers is worth it! (Inspiration for these came from Etsy of course.)