Since I live around so much water I might as well take pictures of it…
Thanks to rprtphoto for the inspiration.
What do you think?
I’ve been back in Juneau for just over two years now and as much as I like to think that I can see things with ‘fresh eyes’ I’m starting to find that I can’t. I forget how impressive the mountains can be because they’re all around us. I don’t know the name of the mountain in the picture… it’s just part of Admiralty Island to me. And if I had been facing any other direction then there would’ve been another very similar mountain in the background.
That’s what’s so great about tourist watching – seeing people experience these things for the first time is a good reminder that yeah, this really is a cool place.
And speaking of not knowing the names of things I see everyday… there are these waterfalls right above town that I see all the time but I don’t know what they’re called. I suspect that even if I did know their names it wouldn’t do me any good – does anybody else in town know them? I doubt it. There’s just so many of them that we pretty much ignore the common ones.
I was downtown the other day and saw some tourists taking pictures of them. Here’s one of the waterfalls behind town. (those are not fall colors – that’s what the cottonwood trees look like right now)
And here’s a picture of Nugget Falls – a much more impressive waterfall that I see several times a week.
So what I’ve decided to do with this blog is to not worry so much about the quality of the pictures and just post whatever I come across.
Because after posting a picture of one of the most common things in Juneau I’ve learned that I just can’t predict what people will like.
Have a good weekend!
Is it still called ‘bird watching’ if the bird is the one doing the watching?
I played tourist in my own town yesterday afternoon and found something I had never seen before: a labyrinth on the beach.
It only takes a minute or two to navigate but the simplicity of it makes the walk almost like a meditation.