Sorry it has been so long between my blog posts. Tom and I went to Alaska in August, and both came home sick. I don't know what it is other than lots of coughing and head congestion. (Some folks were calling this the "Denali Grunge".) We've been home a couple of weeks and still have the bad coughs despite a visit to our doctor and some prescribed meds.
I hope to make up for my blog absence with lots of posts over the next few weeks. So much has happened, and I have lots of photos from Alaska (scenery, beadwork, and more), and also photos of completed With My Needle projects from some of my readers, a new teaching project and updated teaching schedule, and the Johnny Appleseed Festival last weekend in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where our son and his family live.
Today's photos are of some of the beautiful Alaska scenery. (I narrowed the hundreds of photos we took down to these.) We spent one week on land before boarding a ship which took us from Seward, Alaska to Vancouver, Canada. One of the highlights of the land tour was going to Denali National Park. Only about 30% of the people who visit Denali (formerly known as Mt. McKinley) actually see the peak due to clouds. We were part of the lucky 30%. The weather could not have been better!