The summer kind of got away from my camera this year. I guess that happens when you are umpteen months pregnant and chasing a two-year-old, not to mention trying to buy a house in a different town over 500 miles away from the one you live in. But it really was, all in all, a wonderful, delightful summer--especially the month of August, which we spent mostly together as a family and Sadie got unlimited dad time, much to her delight. I think we visited every other playground and walking trail in the Anchorage area. Sadie even told me that the baby needed to come out of my belly so I could start going down the twisty slide with her.
Among our adventures, we happened upon the gem that is the Anchorage Botanical Gardens. While I'm sure the prime time to go is early summer, it was stately in it's late August colors, and I just happened to have my camera with me. Some of the photos were quite lovely--I thought I'd share them here, so I can sneak back in the white months that are fast approaching for a warm dose of colors. If you let your mind wander you can almost smell the peppery nasturtiums and hear the hum of the bees.
And for this girl...I photo-documented the mushrooms. She was quite enamored with her fungi on this trip. She can even tell you why you shouldn't eat them.