Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sunday Brunch, Walks WITHOUT CookieDough, Sea Glass, Unalaska / Dutch Harbor Flowers and Critters, and Bunker Hill Green


It's A Beautiful Day Up Dutch Harbor Way..........

.........The Lupines (Sp?) are just starting to bloom......

.........Filling the air with their heady Perfume.

As Usuall Sunday Brunch is an Awesome Feast.........

...........but something is missing.........

.........like the world skipped a beat.........

Oh That's what it is!!
Junior is gone.......
And the desserts just look so "not done"
Perhaps if enough bloggers speak up and pout,
CookieDough will relent,
And send him right back?

Speaking of CD, Yesterday I went for my first CD free walk.......

....And found lots of Sea Glass........

.......Without CD there to "score"

The Greens and the blues are easiest to see........

.........but if you have experience in the next photo you will see THREE!

The Next photo shows a Little Boys Dream....
A little "Cave by the Sea"

After a Tumble in February off this little rock I did not climb it again.......

Till Yesterday, And Yes the Views ROCKED!!

Can anyone else Plainly see
A Lions head in this Rock but me?



The Flowers are Blooming ALL over the island.....

And MR Bee sure was happy to find them!!
Unalaska, Alena! Lars and the rest,
Gonna need your help to pass the name test!

(OK, And what the Fudge are these exactly?)

In the next few photos instead of Finding Waldo......
Look for Five Seagulls........

A Ground squirrel.....


Three More Gulls.........

.....and a really cheeky Squirrel!


How do they know I always have food?
I blame a Certain Naughty Bird!!

Dutch Harbor/Unalaska is in many ways a boys Dream,
Lots of Construction and Fishing boats.....
....... Big Boy Toys........

Awesome Little places to hike and play.....

.....And Treasure on the Beach!!

Theses little Jems are my score yesterday,
With my favorites on display bellow.

The Greening of Bunker Hill is taking a bit,

But it has gone from this.........

to this....
.....to this, taken this morning.

Have a Great Sunday Everyone!

20 comments:

Kim said...

Whoa. lots of cool photos. Cannot wait for the commentary.

purrduedvm said...

Felt like I went on a walk with you. Love the sea glass..oh the cool things I could do with THAT!

cookie dough said...

ohhh way to make me homesick and jealous too! That looks so fun and GREAT beach glass finds!! I feel like I'm missing out on all the fun!! odd thought from a vacationer, but true... we're going for a walk tonight, but alas no glass just a paved bike trail.

Maskerade said...

Thanks for brunch, and for taking us along on the walk. It could just be me of course, but since all we ever see is the snow and ice its interesting to see DH all green and flowering. Collect all the sea glass, maybe CD will get jealous and hurry home.

Hethykins said...

I will catch up on the sea glass while in Wrangell, but missing the walks and the flowers and green at home is sad!

Margrita said...

CB the pictures are incredible I found all the critters and all the sea glass. I like your spot the stuff picture game. Yummy brunch was great as always I so love the fresh seafood each brunch. Alas the deserts do miss Junior's touch they look so lonely. Wow everything is really greening up and blooming what wonderful colors. Hee Hee CB try bribing CD with sea glass and scrapbook supplies she might come home early LOL.

Reading said...

I loved the pics of the flowers, the wildlife and the sea glass...everything is so beautiful...my daughter would love to live in Dutch, so much to do and see...I hope CD is enjoying her vacation despite all your attempts to make her homesick...brunch looked fabulous but the desserts did need Juniors special touch!!

CB'S LITTLE SIS said...

Wish I could arrive earlier,but I need the work and doesn't seem like work can do without me!

I want JR to make my strawberries when I get there!

mamawas said...

Isn't spring wondeful CB?
A trip to the local library should yield a basic "guide to the wildflowers of Aleutian" book you could take on your next hike. I love "keying out" unknown plants with the help of a guide that ask you a question, and depending on what you see on the plant, takes you to another description closer to the name of the species.
Donna
(B.S. Biology with a botany speciality!!!)

MaryC said...

Thanks for the wonderful pictures! I love looking for sea glass on the beaches of Cape Cod. The cobalt blue one is my favorite!

Frieda said...

CB darling, in the 'spot the critters' section, 'three gulls' division, there are actually 3 1/2 gulls. You forget Auntie is obsessive! Things are looking lovely and I am jealous of lil' sis!

cookie dough said...

There is a book --"Wildflowers of Unalaska" or something like that By local resident Suzi Golodoff. I'd bring it on the walks...if I was there...off to breakfast/gas stations/return car/check in/TSA-- yay?

Lori said...

Wow, agree - lots of photos! Yep, I see spring has finally arrived in DH. On my way to AK in 5 days - can't wait, but oh, I won't be coming to DH, maybe next time. Got to find out "what" cruise ships dock there. Oh, and please tell me what is the big deal about sea glass?

Country Girl (my blogger broke) said...

Loved the pics, CB! I only found two and a hlaf gulls too! LOL! And no cheeky squirrel. And only two sea glasses!
Someday, I am gonna come for a visit to Dutch Harbor. And have brunch with you and take a lovely walk! LOL! Okay, my dream vacation is a bit different from some girls' dream vacations! LOL!

Country Girl said...

Fixed it, as you can see! Why can't I be as computer savvy as you, CB?

Kim said...

love it all CB. Enjoy your vacation and pay no attention to the man attepting to make you homesick CD!!

love all the sea glass.

Elizabeth Douglas said...

Oh, Oh, OH!! That cobalt glass! It's so pretty! I love it!!! Lovely pics CB.

unalaska said...

So, plant names, starting after the lupine pictures since you already know what those are:
1. Purple orchid. ( Dactylorhiza aristata.)
2. Lupines
3. Spring Beauty, Claytonia species (We call these rain flowers, so don't pick them for God's sake!)
4. Kinnikinnick, Arctostaphylos uva ursi; arctostaphylos alpina L.
(Bearberry)
5. Spring beauties, lupine, and Angelica, lucida L.
6. Field of lupine plants ready to start blooming
7,8,9,10. Willow
11. Bunchberry, Dwarf Cornus species
12. Salmonberry, Rubus spectabilis
13. Crowberry, Empetrum nigrum L. migrum and hermaphroditum
14. Purple orchid. ( Dactylorhiza aristata.)
15. Field of Kinnikinnick
16. Light colored leafy plant - Wormwood, Artemisia globularia; A. Tilesii, subsp. Unalaschcensis;
along with the pesky Field Horsetail, Ewuisetum arvense; E. variegatum, alaskanum

Carlisleboy said...

Thank You SOOOO Much Unalaska!!

Anonymous said...

excellent points and the details are more specific than somewhere else, thanks.

- Thomas