Backroads America: More Alaska Wildflowers

June Blooms, Interior Alaska

Blue Wild Iris/Blue Flag

White Wild Iris, rare

Twin Flowers

Columbine

Elegant Paintbrush (??)

Vetch

Backroads America:The Place Where You Go To Listen

Earth Music

The Place Where You Go To Listen, The Museum of the North, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska.

Inside this sound and light environment, the changing colors and music are generated by the vibrations in the earth, the air, and the sky. The sounds are not created by musical instruments. Daylight colors are yellow, orange and red, with a choir of bright voices. Unfortunately, the video sound does not capture the thrumming vibrations.

Scientific instruments pull raw seismic and auroral data. An algorithm translates that data to music. Created by composer John Luther Adams, 2004-2006

Backroads America: Alaska Summertime

4:30 AM, June 15

Land of the summertime midnight sun.

Backroads America: The Alaska Pipeline

Oil Above Ground

Trans Alaska Pipeline, near Fairbanks

The Trans Alaska Pipeline carries crude oil 800 miles from Prudhoe Bay on the Arctic Ocean to Valdez, Alaksa. Almost 420 miles of pipe run above ground.

Backroads America: Chena Lakes

A Day at the Lake

Chena Lake is a man-made lake created in the 1970s when gravel was removed for the massive Chena River flood control dam/dike. The earthen filled dam is 7.1 miles long.

Chena Lake Recreation Area is a 2000 acre park with picnicking, camping boating, and swimming. My sister and her family love to kayak. I love to watch. 😎😎😎

Welcome to my Forest

A Face in the Trees

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