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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 24, 2014 10:55 PM CST
I have been working up in Alaska this month and enjoying the year round sunshine and 65º break from the hot Texas sun. I have been up to Flat Top Mountain (3500 alt) among the hemlock, The Farmer's Market and the giant veggies, The Coastal Trail along Cook's Inlet at low tide, and all around Town with it's gorgeous hanging baskets of petunias, and beds of tuberous begnoias, ornamental, kale, and other big flowers. The flowers, vegetables and foliage are extra large because of the 17-18 hours of daylight. Next week I've planned a hiking trip to Alyeska/Winner's Creek and will get some waterfall photos. I hope you enjoy these pictures.

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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Jul 25, 2014 6:07 AM CST
Beautiful photos! Everything looks to lush. Such a contrast to the scorched earth back in most of Texas!
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jmorth
Jul 31, 2014 3:19 PM CST
Very nice. The smelling girl statue is neat art.
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Jul 31, 2014 4:02 PM CST
Isn't it just amazing how Cook's Inlet almost empties out in low tide and then rises 20-30' (I'm guess here) to refill in high tide?
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Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Aug 6, 2014 2:36 PM CST
Lovely photos, I really like the log structure with the sod roof in front of the concrete/glass hi-rise Hilton.
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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 9, 2014 9:32 PM CST
Here are the last of my Alaska photos. It was a brisk 61º when we hiked the 5 mile Winner Creek Hand Tram Trail in Alyeska, and saw Portage and Byron Glaciers in Girdwood, AK. The scenery, flora and fauna, the water, the ice was so awesome, the cameras couldn't possibly capture the beauty. It was breath taking. The buffalo were in the Animal Conservatory.


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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Aug 9, 2014 9:35 PM CST
Breath taking scenes!
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
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SongofJoy
Aug 10, 2014 6:41 AM CST
Gorgeous, Cheryl.
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Aug 10, 2014 9:12 AM CST
Beautiful, wild Alaska.
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jmorth
Aug 11, 2014 5:12 PM CST
Beautiful pics...I think those mushrooms are Amita Muscari (or something like that), an hallucinogenic mushroom.
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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Composter Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Amaryllis
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 12, 2014 12:00 AM CST
jmorth said:Beautiful pics...I think those mushrooms are Amita Muscari (or something like that), an hallucinogenic mushroom.


Gee, if I'd a known that they might have made or more interesting photos! Rolling on the floor laughing I actually ate some wild blueberries from bushes that were all over the forest. I was the brave one. The others were too afraid to try them. When I reported back that they were sour, one commented. " That is the toxins working!" Hahahaha Rolling on the floor laughing
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
central Illinois
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jmorth
Aug 12, 2014 1:13 AM CST
You're adventuresome; good for you!
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