Faux Flowers

Bridal Shower Favors, painted by my sister

Bridal shower favors, painted by my sister. We gave a bridal shower for my nephew’s fiance when I was in Alaska in June. My sister paints glass and she and the bride-to-be painted the ornaments. Wild roses from Alaska.

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Blue Squared #6

Minnesota Blues

Minnesota Blues

Join Becki’s July Squares: Blue #16. There are only two rules. The photo must be square and it must somehow be blue (color, theme, concept, etc.)

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. 😎😎😎

Dots

All Fanned Out

Backroads America: Tanana Valley Farmers Market

Alaskan Made or Grown

The Tanana Valley Farmers Market in Fairbanks, Alaska, is the only market in Alaska that requires all products sold be made, grown, or have value added in Alaska.

There are indoor and outdoor vendors selling art, crafts, produce, food products, clothing, jewelry, and other products.

A variety of ethnic food booths are doing business at the market. But don’t look for a Coke or Pepsi. They aren’t made in Alaska.

One of my sisters is a vendor. Her business, Ruth’s Rocks, sells painted rocks and glassware.

If you visit the Fairbanks area in the summer, look for the market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Say hello to my sister. Buy Alaskan.

On the Road Again: Southern California

I am spending the afternoon on my sister’s patio enjoying the lovely weather and the companionship of Tortuga, a desert tortoise who wandered into their yard 20 years ago and never left. He like rose petals.

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