Wednesday, June 23, 2010


taken in Denali State Park
If you didn't already know, I live in Alaska. I was born here, raised here, and I'll probably stay here(aside from travels) unless something unexpected calls me elsewhere. Because I love it. It's so beautiful here and so void of crowds, but so full of the wealth and beauty of nature. I'm always astounded when people come here and say they hate it. I just can't help but think "are you blind?" But then, I suppose everyone has different tastes, and there aren't as many resources here as there are in L.A. obviously. Because this is Alaska, and we like it that way.Taken at Clam Gulch
So, I was going to tell you all about my trip here, in one post, but looking though my pictures I took I realized that would be much to huge of a project. For me to make and for you to read. I also realized I don't want to be limited to just my trip, really I just want to tell you about Alaska and how much I love it. You won't mind that will you?
Taken at Clam Gulch
This photo and the one before it were taken at the beach where we went clamming, which was really fun by the way, thanks for all of your well wishes! It was my first time to do so and I wasn't wearing gloves so my fingers got extremely cut up(they were razor clams), definitely one of those live and learn experiences. But I did love being at the sea!Taken in Homer
Oh, and did I mention I love the sea? *smile. I LOVE it. The wind, the sound, the smell, the sight, I always knew I loved it, but this short little trip made me realize just HOW MUCH I love it. Okay, I'll stop now, but let me just say that Homer is beautiful. We got to go there for half a day and now I really want to see if I can get a job there some summer in the future. Just imagine it, working in a small coastal town in Alaska, able to go down to the beach every day for lunch or to walk on at night.
Taken at the Russian River
I love how there are so many different parts to Alaska, we have rain forest and desert. There are waterfalls, glaciers, tundra, and you can drive through all of it in one day. On our way back home, in between Anchorage and Clam Gulch we went on a hike to see a huge waterfall that leads into the Russian River. The salmon were running, so I got to see a few working their way up the waterfall!
Taken in Homer
It was a really good trip, I'd never seen those parts of Alaska before(in fact I haven't seen most of it) so it was all new to me. There will be more of the trip coming, probably spread out over the rest of the summer, so I'm rather excited about that. Also, there will be a rose petal jam tutorial, I'm really hoping it will be soon, but those sort of promises don't always work out so well when coming from me. But it will happen, don't worry!
so with drift wood and irises,


frenchtoile said...

Alaska sounds so beautiful!!
It makes me wish so much to see it one day.. and gosh I love the sea too..

Raia <3

olivia said...

Beautiful, beautiful! Everything, darling. I love it when you say, "I suppose everyone has different tastes, and there aren't as many resources here as there are in L.A. obviously. Because this is Alaska, and we like it that way." Perfect:) (p.s. I hate L.A.)

marcpapain said...

That scene with the salmon swimming sounded beautiful. I love the picture of the waterfall and can't wait to visit Alaska myself now!

I also like your shoes in that last picture :)


sara said...

Oh i'm so glad you posted this clara-i've always wanted to visit alaska! it seems like such a beautiful untamed wildness..the photos you've taken here and in the past remind me so much of parts of where i live in canada-so i think it would feel like home...and shhh, i've always wished it were part of canada ♥


Ellie Grace said...

How lovely!
If there has ever been a place in the US that I've wanted to live in, it would be Alaska. It seems so remote and hidden from the rest of the worlds troubles...
I am glad to hear you have a fun trip! And I look forward to your tutorial. :)

Ellie Grace

thenextarrow said...


xo Alison

Athena. said...

Oh, wow! I am so glad that you had a great time, these are such wonderful photos and words you share with us.

Melee said...

Now I really want to go to Alaska!! It looks beautiful! Your pictures are lovely. I have now promised myself that I will visit there someday. Mind if I drop in for a cuppa tea? :)

I love the sea too! I love to look at it, I love the smell of sea in the air... *sigh* I also love to write about the sea! Though in most of my writings the sea seems to be a bit pernicious… which is odd, cause as I said, I love the sea. But still there is something kind of frightening about it too. Sorry, I'm rambling!

Oh, and I'm so glad you got my literary reference. :)
Have a wonderful weekend, dear!

magnoliaamber said...

I have always wanted to go to Alaska, and Yellowstone:) To be honest, I don't fancy going to big cities like LA or NY (so apparently not what most ppl associate with America). Washington is good, NY during winter would be beautiful!
But Alaska is rustic and very natural, your photo makes me adore your place so much:)

Visit Asia if you could and enjoy our delightful sunlight.
Me, though, I can't stand hot temperature, but Asia is just so lovely so sometimes you have get through it.

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