|Boarding the Danny J at the Homer Harbor|
|Seabirds near Gull Island, Kachemak Bay|
|Seabirds included gulls, terns, pelicans, cormorants, gannets and puffins|
|You can watch the birds via a real time web cam HERE!|
|Private homes and lodges|
|View from higher ground|
|Shasta Daisy, Alaskan-style|
Leucanthemum x superbum
|Columbine growing out of the side of the cliff|
|Assorted floats hanging from tree branches|
|Beautiful tile work on walkway|
Notice the hillside in the distance? It was covered with healthy spruce trees until the bark beetles got them. Many dead trees were removed, hopefully the beetles have moved on, and seedlings are growing everywhere.
|Pretty little yellow flowers - I don't know what they are....|
|Back to Homer|
It's just not a visit to Homer without a stop at the Bear Creek Winery. Here are a few photos I took of the grounds there.
|Random art in the walkway|
|Sometimes there are real bears. Really.|
Man-made waterfall. The plants at the bottom are fireweed. When they bloom they look like this:
|Fireweed Epilobium angustifolium |
from the evening primrose family
But it's not time yet. When they begin to bloom, its a sign that summer is nearing an end. I will be showing your more fireweed later ...hopefully much later!