I realize I'm not doing many blog posts this summer. I guess I just have lost interest in it, I probably will pick it up again in our very long winter.
Above is Bob with the boys this week, we took a walk on the Pratt Museum's beautiful trails. The boys were perfectly mannered at all times.
This is a Devil's Club which if you enlarge and look close has some major thorns. This plant grows wild and has been very useful in the native culture before we had stores to shop in as do most all wild plants here.
The last two days have been all about native dance and culture here in Homer sponsored by the Pratt Museum. This is 'The Gathering' which starts with a ceremonial kayak landing on the Spit, a potluck with native foods, and then an evening of dance.
These are the Yurapik dancers from Yukon Delta/Anchorage Alaska. The priest giving the blessing in several languages.
(Monday Sept 2nd is our 52 wedding anniversary)
Nan & Bob out to dinner with our friends from Maryland below. This is Abe and Marcia who come every summer, rent a place and volunteer in Homer at the museum and Chamber of Commerce. Abe likes to fish in bay for fish to take home.
Below is Eowyn Ivey the author of The Snow Child. She is an Alaska resident and was visiting our library here in Homer to give a short talk on her book which we are all very familiar with having read it last year in our book club. If you haven't read it get a copy from your library or on your Kindle or a paperback and read it! This book is published now in many different countries.
Also attending was Tom Kizzia who wrote Pilgrim's Wilderness the Papa Pilgrim saga, a non fiction about a very large and dysfunctional family who moved to Alaska. A very good read our book club read that too written by a Homer resident to boot! We loved both these books. Tom also had a reading at the library too in which so many people showed up there was no room left.
Can't post w/o a photo of the boys! They are doing well and are lucky dogs who have parents home with them all the time, get rides in car to neat fun places, exercise, quality food and vitamins, and sleep in the bed with their parents. They want for nothing other than to be at our side at all times. We are so blessed to have them.