Sometimes, when I am doing the most mundane things, such as driving out to the Mendenhall Valley to go grocery shopping, or walking to the post office to mail a package, or just weeding the garden, I am struck by the unbelievable beauty of where I live.
The other day, Charles and I took a walk around the neighborhood. I wish I could say that these pictures are all of my garden, but most of them are of my of neighbors'.
This is Douglas Harbor - I love the evening light on the trees.
This is a State of Alaska office building down the street from our house - they have a nice garden too, and they provide picnic tables for their employees (and the neighbors).
Our former neighbor painted this Killer Whale on his garage - it makes a nice landmark when directing people to our house: "Turn right at the Killer Whale!" Our friends James and Maura just moved in!
This is our house - we need new siding. Note the requisite blue tarp over the wood pile (very Alaskan!).
The sign for the Douglas Community Garden, which is in our lower yard. Local school children painted the sign.
Our modest crop.
More views of the garden.
Our spirea bush - it started out as a little sprig. I am going to divide it this fall and put it in pots so it won't get destroyed when we side the house.
The view from our front yard.
When we got home, I made raspberry/blueberry/rhubarb mini pies!
I hope you enjoyed the tour of our neighborhood!