Talus Tiles!

Carrie now has space for Talus Tiles at the Juneau Artists Gallery! WAHOO! She’s got the kiln cranking almost continuously (ok, slight exaggeration) to prepare for the installation into her space, and she’ll be the “Featured Artist” in June (for the first Friday gallery walk).

Beach Hike

We went out to Boy Scout Beach with Chip, Missy, and Adelie two weeks ago.  It was a great day–parts of the trail still had really deep snow, while other parts were melted off completely.  The wind off the ocean was a bit chilly, so we found a tree sheltered area for our picnic.  If the pictures below aren’t more than enough, there’s the gallery, as usual.

Gram and Gramp visit

Still catching up in t-h blog.  We enjoyed a great visit from Gram and Gramp.  Lots of great grandparent time for Torsten, a good bit of snow shoveling, some good walks, lots of good house “puttering”/fix-ups (THANKS!), and even a little skiing for Matt & Carrie–woohoo!  As always, if these pictures aren’t enough, all the rest are in the gallery.

family tradition (ice cream!) Making sure Torsten understands the importance of ice cream as a family tradition.

snowy walk with Gram/Gramp Out for a snowy walk (at Dredge Lakes) with Gram and Gramp.

lots of snow Lots of snow to shovel!  Woohoo!

new sweater!    A new sweater Gramknit–showing Torsten how to fix a button.

readin' with Gramp Reading with Gramp (after playing with trains).

And a family photo:

Auke Lake Ski

On a sunny day of yore (back on Feb 23.. we’re trying to catch up here at t-h blog), we went out skiing across Auke Lake with Abbey. David, Dylan, and Jill joined us. It was a glorious day of skiing, and several more pictures are at the gallery from that day.

Spring Skiing

Eaglecrest has some great skiing, and some great blue sky days recently.  It is cloudy today, but with that we have the hopes of another foot of snow.  It has been rather cool, so there is actually *gasp* powder!  We hear reports of thigh or even waist deep powder on some of the ridges hikable from Eaglecrest (as Terry pointed out, they must be short people!).  At any rate, Carrie is finding her skis (?), that is gaining confidence, and she made it up to the top of Eaglecrest on the Ptarmigan chair lift (see the map here) for the first time last Sunday (a blue sky day, and the wind didn’t kick up until the afternoon, and we were up there early).  WAHOO!


Go home Wolfie! Good Wolf.

Torsten, Carrie, Matt, Suka, and Kita went for a ski on Mendenhall Lake. We got there and the Mendenhall wolf (Romeo, people have named him) was there, looking for some dog playmates. It was a bit strange and also a neat experience. Suka was ready to play chase, but Romeo was a bit big and heavy to want to do so much sprinting. Here the wolf is checking out Torsten and photographer:

Torsten and Mendenhall Wolf

We watched the wolf for a while, then Carrie went off for a ski while Torsten and Matt skied then walked around in the snow. The wolf followed Carrie (and the dogs) very closely (wanting to play!). While watching, Matt wondered what he might say to the wolf in that situation “Go home wolf!” doesn’t quite seem right when the wolf is home. Carrie said the wolf was a little too close, so she came back. Here’s the wolf and Kita “shadowing” each other.

Kita and Mendenhall wolf

Here’s Carrie skiing off towards the glacier. Kita is near her, and the wolf is over to the right.

Carrie skiing wolf

Check out the whole photo gallery of the afternoon.

This is the same wolf who came to visit us at the John Muir cabin back in 2004 when Torsten was only 5-6 weeks old. (No photos of the wolf, but the gallery of the John Muir trip (Torsten’s first camping trip) is fun to look at. It is hard to believe Torsten was ever that small!)

Talus Tiles 2006

Carrie has been working away to get her tiles (and prints and cards) ready for Fall Market in Juneau. You can see some of her tiles at the 2006 Talus Tiles page (this web page is password protected, so email carrie@talus-and-heavner.com for the password.)

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