January in Matanuska Susitna Valley

Discussion in 'Photogenic' started by AlaskaBoers, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    Well...It's windy here. 75mph wind and I have a photography class assignment due tommorrow so without further ado heres a "few" pictures of around the Valley. I risked my life for these. :wink: -I have more I'll upload later of Downtown Palmer

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    Outside Palmer- Pioneer Peak and of to the left you can bearly see the Matsu Glacier

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    In the Butte around 10 miles outside of Palmer old Dairy barn, in the summer this place does really nice hay.

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    not our house- though I wish it was, in the Butte at the foot of Pioneer peak. In Alaska, there really arent foothills, its either flat or mountain.

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    Pioneer Peak on the Palmer bridge, the water from the Susitna river is glacier fed and really causes some fog.

    I'll get some more up here soon
     
  2. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Member

    996
    Oct 19, 2009
    Wow it's gorgeous there. I'm green with envy :love:
     

  3. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    ooo it must be cold!


    nice pictures :leap: :cool: :clap:
     
  4. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Great pics!! That last one is Beautiful!
     
  5. cdtrum

    cdtrum New Member

    Aug 25, 2008
    Northern Indiana
    Beautiful pics......must be an interesting place to live, but very cold!
     
  6. ProctorHillFarm

    ProctorHillFarm New Member

    Incredible photos!!
    - that I am more than happy to just look at! (wouldnt want to be the one standing out there taking them!) :laugh:
     
  7. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    Re: January in Matanuska Susitna Valley *New Pics

    heres a few more

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    Hoar frost

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    cool birch trees along fence

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    Where I Get My Hay:

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    south field

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    south field again

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    north field

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    Downtown view from Palmer
     
  8. citylights

    citylights Member

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    Jul 3, 2009
    Southern California
    Wow! Beautiful, but Wow!
     
  9. nancy d

    nancy d Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    near Seattle
    Beautiful pics! Alaska mountains are much larger than they look, absolutley awesomely HUGE!

    Katrina, please explain to us what Hoar Frost is? You all, the natives have a bajillion different words for snow up there, depending on what the conditions are. Snow is not just snow like it is to most of us.
     
  10. RowdyKidz

    RowdyKidz Senior Member

    Apr 2, 2009
    NW Ohio
    Now THAT is GORGEOUS!
     
  11. bheila

    bheila New Member

    644
    Jan 9, 2009
    Kent, Wa
    Absolutely stunning :leap: My grandpa used to live in Palmer. It's so beautiful up there.
     
  12. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    Hoar frost happens when the surface of the object is colder than the air around it, it coats the entire surface with a fine crystal. it melts instanly when touched or when it warms.

    yep...I love it here. :greengrin:
     
  13. sealawyer

    sealawyer New Member

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    May 31, 2009
    Dew, Texas
    WOW! They bale snow in Alaska?! :slapfloor: Those are some beautiful pictures K! Thank you for sharing the talents that God has given you. :applaud: :applaud: :applaud: :laugh: (i saw the goat and had to include it!)
     
  14. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Wow Katrina... that is beautiful photography... just love it... :love: :greengrin:


    LOL Fred... :ROFL:
     
  15. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    hey whatever! I keep telling everyone we need to start exporting snow...
     
  16. DebMc

    DebMc Member

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    Dec 10, 2009
    Nice pics! That South Field is absolutely breathtaking! What's the temp there?

    Deb Mc
     
  17. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    +9F but...75mph wind gusts...thats -22F :shocked: we've had our power going in and out for the last few days....
    luckily its calming down!! the goats are doing fine and cozy in their barn, they loved their steaming hot water. :cool:
     
  18. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Wow Katrina.... sounds like... you had a rough go.. with the weather.... glad things.. are getting better now....and everything.... it calming... :hug:
     
  19. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    MUCH better today! its 8F, sunny and the goats are loving it. everyone is outside butting each other and hopping onto the spools. even the two heavily pregnant does are waddling around out there. ;)
     
  20. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    LOL... it is still cold to me..... but at least that wind isn't blowing... :wink:

    Sounds like your goats are very healthy.... :hug: