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Douglas, Alaska, United States
I have lived in Alaska since 1978, having come to Juneau as a Jesuit Volunteer. I fell in love with Alaska and now live on Douglas Island with my husband and two dogs.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Favorite Photos of 2011

Today I am sick as a dog, not up to writing much, but since I was looking at photos from Home in Douglas, I thought I would share my favorites of the year, my first in blogland!

The view from our front yard, my first blog photo!

Our sweet Gwinnie, RIP.


Phoebe and Miguel

Phoebe at her art opening at the Juneau City Museum.

The Mendenhall Glacier from Brotherhood Bridge.

Taken last fall on a hike to Nugget Falls at the Glacier.

Getting ready to make a pie!

Home made bread.

An icon prayer shrine.

Phoebe, 6 years old, with newborn Miguel in 1992.

My friend Jeanie and me in Spokane.

Charles' San Damiano Cross at the Cathedral in Juneau.

My friends Mary, Nancy and Jeanie all visited Juneau at once!  A wonderful day!

Miguel and Phoebe in the kitchen.

The Shrine of St. Therese.

At the Betty McDonald Farm on Vashon Island - a dream trip come true!
This is my favorite photo of the year!

Flowers at the Hot Bite at Auke Bay.

The Flume Trail.

A lovely Douglas garden.

The Douglas Community Garden in our lower yard.

Mini berry pies for July Fourth.

Caldito!  Comfort food...

Family portrait taken the day Miguel left for Kentucky.  He had a print made and framed for me for Christmas!

Charles and me in front of the new Pieta statue at the Shrine.

At our friends Jim and Martha's house - more chins than the Hong Kong phone book!

The 2011-2012 Jesuit Volunteers

Just playing around - a bowl of cherry.

Another at the Betty McDonald Farm...

And another, which made the travel section of the L.A. Times!  Thanks to my friend Anne Hurley who wrote the article that this photo accompanied - it was such a fun trip!

Grandmother Bear at the Glacier.  She is 24 years old.

My attempt at flower arranging.

Coffee, biscuits and a good book!

A warm fire.

Fall colors at the Glacier.

"Just take the picture, already!"  A walk with Phoebe.

Breakfast with my brother Phil in Portland.

My big brothers Marc and Phil.

I love ravens and crows!

Beans and our new puppy, Frida!

Happy New Year everyone!  I look forward to a fun year of blogging in 2012.  Thanks for following me, and thanks for your support!


  1. You have me laughing, you said "Come visit me at home in Douglas".....Oh, it is your blog name, I thought you were just a really friendly blogger inviting me to your home LOL Looking at your pictures you really do live in Gods country!! Gorgeous!
    Happy New Year!


  2. It was fun looking at all of your favorite photos, many I remember seeing in your posts. It is always fun seeing what you are up to...Happy New Year to you and your family! xo

  3. What a lot of really enjoyable photos thanks for showing us. Also I appreciate the comment over on my blog you made about my grandson in the USCG!


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