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: Alaska Summertime

4:30 AM, June 15

Land of the summertime midnight sun.

Dots

All Fanned Out

Backroads America: Storm Clouds

Gathering Storm

Near North Pole, Alaska.

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.

Still On The Road Again

Evolution of a Rose

Having traveled up the West Coast from Southern California to Washington State, I am now in Alaska. The wild roses are blooming, and their soft fragrance is carried on the warm breeze.

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