Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Canned Competition

Last Friday night we visited the University Mall. We were there to see the canned food competition. It is amazing what you can make out of cans of food, wire, tape and a little imagination! The top picture you will have to use your imagination for.. or maybe you can see it already. This is Cancouver. It's Team USA on the Bobsled Track....
And here in the picture above we have the Great Canned Pyramids...
Here is the AlaskCan Boot....
and here we have the Giant AlaskCan King Crab.

This is a wonderful competition that benefits the local food bank. This is the third year of this type of competition. But it was the first year we have gone to see it. The sculptures are judged by the public. To vote for your favorite sculpture ....You drop the can of food that you are donating into a barrel next to the sculpture that you like. The wonderful thing about the competition was that most all of the barrels were half to three quarters full!

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

I was taking A home after school one afternoon last week when I happened to look over and catch sight of part of the Alaska Range. On clear days this winter we have been treated to some fantastic views of the surrounding mountains.
This is a tiny slice of the view out my bedroom window. See the tree in the background it is covered with red berries. The moose and assortment of wild birds and our neighborhood squirrel love this tree.
While I was taking a picture I caught sight of this fellow in my view finder and decided to try to get a shot of him.

Sunday, 31 January 2010

Playing Catch Up...

I took some time off from You Moose Be Kidding to regroup and recharge! I think I am now recharged as for regrouped.... One can only hope! Every year I look forward to the coming year with anticipation that this might be a year of great things. This year seems to hold so much promise. Then I turn on the T.V only to find that O'bama is calling a basketball game!! :o.... If he is calling the basketball game who is minding the shop so to speak!!!! I know, I know for someone who swore she was not political I sure am getting political..... ENOUGH!! Back to the blog.

Above is a wonderful sunset picture that I took from the parking lot at the Alaska Zoo. The pink tint to the picture is that Alpenglow I have been telling you about. When the sun is just about to set and it turns the sky a real pretty mauve pink color.

The bottom picture is of the Chugach Mountains that are behind us. The storm had just given way to blue skies and snow that was stuck to everything not to mention the cold. I was waiting for A to finish up helping the 6th graders at Trailside. She helps out on Mondays and Thursdays so that she can earn points for Orchestra.