McKinley Princess Lodge, outside of Talkeetna, Alaska.
We heard NO birds on the north side of the Alaska range. The silence was bizarre.Now, on the south side, there were birds and birdsong everywhere.
These blue lupines (that's bluebonnets to Texans) grew over 3 feet tall. I know they grow things big in Texas, but Alaska has us beat!
Thursday evening, and the Mountain was in hiding, as usual. Only about 30% of visitors are lucky enough to see the mountain.
Mark Kmieciak Photographer