Thursday, January 19th, 2012
Mendenhall Lake Iceberg Reflection

The last rays of the day are reflected in the tip of a translucent iceberg with its hexagonal ice crystals and fern-like branches on Mendenhall Lake yesterday evening. The cold weather has transformed Mendenhall Lake into one giant skating rink. Icebergs are now more accessible than ever before, though the threat of instability remains a constant. It’s easy to forget that this is a dynamic environment. Because of the constant erosion of the base of icebergs by lake water, any iceberg could flip on its side or turn upside down at any time.

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Friday, November 11th, 2011
Iceberg Reflection, Mendenhall Lake

An iceberg is reflected in an area of Mendenhall Lake that hasn’t frozen over yet. The October and November rain storms have taken a toll on the icebergs floating in Mendenhall Lake and have accelerated the inevitable process of erosion.

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Tuesday, November 8th, 2011
Sandy Beach

The outgoing tide creates a network of intricate channels and abstract patterns along Sandy Beach on Douglas Island, with the reflection of the snow-capped ridges on the mainland adding depth and a touch of color.

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Wednesday, April 27th, 2011
North Twin Lake Reflection

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The calm water of North Twin Lake mirrors the evening sky during a recent sunset. Our seasonal hockey rink is long gone and fishing and swimming will be popular activities at North and South Twin Lakes in the months to come.

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Thursday, April 21st, 2011
Mendenhall Lake Reflection

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The recent beautiful weather encouraged me to make one more trip to Mendenhall Lake before the beginning of the tourist season and its associated influx of tour buses and helicopter traffic. The lake ice is gradually disintegrating, and much of the shoreline is now free of ice. Saw a couple of mountain goats in the distance above Nugget Falls and a few mew gulls, but no other human visitors seemed to enjoy the sunset on the lake on this peaceful evening.

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Friday, January 28th, 2011
Reflections

We need to experience trees barren of leaves to appreciate their blossoms, just like we need to experience black and white to enjoy color.

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