As luck would have it, the sun was shining south of Anchorage. Here are a few shots that caught my eye.
The other white flower in the top picture is cow parsnip. Here's a close up with customer.
And below some visitors at the monkey flower organic cafe.
The phrase finder has a long entry about the phrase 'the bee's knees.' Here's a tiny excerpt:
Bees carry pollen back to the hive in sacs on their legs. It is tempting to explain this phrase as alluding to the concentrated goodness to be found around a bee's knee, but there's no evidence to support this explanation. It is also sometimes said to be a corruption of 'business', but there's no evidence to support that either.Maybe they mean the front knees.
The trail from the rest area at Bird Point to Girdwood takes the path of the old road. It was the worst and best part of the trip south. It had great views, but was two laned, no shoulder at all, and curved up and then down. Now there's a speed track down by the water, and the bike trail that replaced the old road is wonderful. But it is uphill and downhill both directions. It's about 6 miles each way.
|Getting Close To Girdwood - Y's the white speck on the trail|
I'll try to get part 2 up later - with a few shots of the Girdwood Forest Fair.