Have you ever seen slushy waves on the sea? Bering Sea in Winter

The Bering Sea is starting to freeze up. These slushy, sluggish waves are so peaceful! There is still seaglass to collect, birds flying! Winter is coming late these years.

I got to walk along the beach for a few hours after very quick rounds at the hospital today.

In the glowing, ever sunrise-sunset light (the sun rises at ~11am and sets ~4:30pm) was also thinking about how in just one month, we will be at the solstice and then the light will start flooding back again. I am still surprised at how not-hard winters are here, compared to what I was expecting and imagining. Especially on drop-dead gorgeous days like today.

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Thick heavy, slushy waves.
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There are still birds here! Surprise, surprise!
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Seaglass on seaice, some of my finds todayIMG_6766

The big dipper, made out of starfish. Poor frozen starfish. On a patch of beach ice. Winter views, cold skies, cold beach. #wishuponastarfish
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The terraced layers of the beach–created from waves receding and freezing.
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More thick, slushy sea. It has a still, calm feeling about it.
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Frosted rocks, reminds me of dripping frosting. IMG_6639

More seaglass finds on the beach ice!IMG_6633

Found some beauties, like this seafoam green mermaid’s tear.IMG_6539

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So many poor frozen starfish, tossed up in the last waves. :'(IMG_6484

Frosted starfish
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This was from a week or two ago! Things have changed in the dropping temperatures!IMG_6462

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My husband in his awesome new Hawaiian shirt. IMG_6231

Seaglass cairns
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The Northern Lights Dancing on a Friday Night!

My love and I drove up to Anvil Mountain, and this is the light that met us up there!DSCF5667

The lights were dancing like I’ve never seen!DSCF5665

Big dipper in the green glowing lights, love this Alaska sky!DSCF5663

We couldn’t help ourselves, we danced under the dancing lights. DSCF5661

“Were you ever out in the Great Alone, when the moon was awful clear,
And the icy mountains hemmed you in with a silence you most could hear;
With only the howl of a timber wolf, and you camped there in the cold,
A half-dead thing in a stark, dead world, clean mad for the muck called gold;
While high overhead, green, yellow and red, the North Lights swept in bars? —
Then you’ve a haunch what the music meant. . . hunger and night and the stars.”
….a verse from Robert Service’s ‘The Shooting of Dan McGrew.

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They moved across the big dipperDSCF5658

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Northern lights, Big dipper, White Alice. Nome Alaska
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With all the colors of the rainbowDSCF5654

I love Alaska!DSCF5650

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Ahhhhhhhh!!!!! Be still my soul!DSCF5643

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Bering Sea Stunning Beauty

The Bering Sea sunsets have been breathtakingly gorgeous lately! Winter is coming, whispers the chilled breath in the air. The days are quickly shrinking. But while the Earth rotates into Winter, this Light! These waves. The red fox getting ready for the cold. In these brilliant colors, we collect pretty things for cozy craft projects. While Winter is here, you can get into your creative art spirit.

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The light was dim, so the picture didn’t turn out great, but this red fox wandered around for us for quite a while. Then he picked up something off the beach and ran for the tundra. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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I think this might be the start of a garden walkway.
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Dave and I have been playing a little music together. Creating our simple, warm, homey, electronic-free space. :)
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I have a cool filter on my camera that I was playing with. This is a geranium gift in  flower pot that my friends gave me, the feathers and lace on the dreamcatcher from Mom hanging in the window and some tile sea glass, and a flower from the Summer Jamberry Festival
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Beach Treasures

The beach lately has been so generous.

Mosaics and designs.
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Bits of colored tiles, old marbles and blues.IMG_5932

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Vertebrae
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dave finds yellows, oranges, lavenders and cool greens. And we both found marbles!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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Four marbles in one day!!! We stopped and talked with a lady who said she has been beach combing for 20 years. She has buckets and buckets of sea glass. And over 80 marbles!!!! These are the special little treasures.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Beach flower
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Love. In bones, glass, metal and spark plugs. With an old spoon. :)
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Sundance wavesOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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Best smile in the world!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Beautiful night to be out on a dredge!
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And guess who was out on the dredge?! This guy! One of our friends here, a musician, Dad, miner, and all-around good soul. :)
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Man and the Moon.
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Good night!

Our Rustic, Vintage, Bohemian, Nature-beholden, Hippy, Alaskan Wedding. Part II

All images are from Beauty Board Media :: Lauren Roberts. She’s a gem.

Our first dance
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Father-daughter dance. To Forever Young by Bob Dylan. :)
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In the air!
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Shane & Dave Become the Padvoracs

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Shane & Dave Become the Padvoracs

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Shane & Dave Become the Padvoracs

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Shane & Dave Become the Padvoracs

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