I HOPE ..

MAKE NO MISTAKE .. I FULLY REALIZE HOW BLESSED AND HOW LUCKY AND HOW FORTUNATE I AM TO BE ABLE TO TRAVEL AS I DO. THE ENTIRE POINT OF MY WEBSITE HERE IS TO REALIZE MY DESIRE THAT .. IN SOME SMALL WAY .. ONE OF MY POSTS OR ONE OF MY PHOTOGRAPHS WILL MAKE ONE PERSON'S DAY JUST A LITTLE BIT BETTER.

TO FEEL GOOD .. DO GOOD !

I HOPE THAT SOMEONE VISITING MY WEBSITE WILL SEE SOMETHING ON IT THAT THEY WILL NOT EVER BE ABLE TO SEE OR TO DO OTHERWISE .. AND THAT THIS EXPERIENCE WILL MAKE THEIR DAY OR THEIR LIFE JUST A LITTLE BIT BETTER !


IF YOU HAVE YOUR HEALTH AND ADEQUATE MONEY TO FOLLOW-YOUR-DREAM .. WITH DISCERNMENT .. FIND THE COURAGE AND HAVE THE GUTS TO DO WHAT GOD IS CALLING YOU TO DO!


TRULY THIS IS MY DOXOLOGY .. MY PRAISE TO GOD!

YOU CAN ALSO VISIT .. http://babakaps.net .. TO SEE MY OTHER WEBSITE.

Monday, 14 September 2020

SEP 14, 20 .. PATTI AND I ARE '' ON THE ROAD AGAIN "

 Pattti and I are up at our cabin in Manley Hot Springs, West of Fairbanks, Alaska.

This brief post not-withstanding, I am unable to get-online (I should say easily because I AM ONLINE now as I type these few words).

Andrej, my webmaster on my other site is publishing text messages I am able to send him on my Samsung Galaxy A10 Smartphone.

IF you are interested in seeing those text updates go to ..

babakaps.net.

Smiles from Cap and Hugs from Patti

Thursday, 10 September 2020

SEP 10, 20 .. ANCHORAGE, ALAKSA NORTH TO FAIRBANKS, ALASKA

 Patti and I are planning to visit our cabin in Manley Hot Springs, Alaska, for a week or maybe even two weeks.

Our trip began under sunny skies as we left Anchorage at 3:45pm yesterday afternoon the 9th of September and headed North to Fairbanks.




Then the sunny skies began to get just a tad dark.



Then just look at what we ran into. 

RAIN.


Then, along with the rain, we encountered a 35-minute road construction delay.




You have to realize that we are in Alaska. It is September. Autumn is ending. Winter is eagerly creeping into the far North.

Do you see some snow on the distant mountain tops?




All is well that ends well

We arrived safe and sound (in spite of some serious rain and fog on the road) at our incredible and wonderful room here at the 7 Gables Inn in Fairbanks. 

Just look at our luxurious room.




And? In a few hours, we will head out from Fairbanks to Manley Hot Springs.

Smiling at being-on-the-road again.

Cap and Patti

Post Script : As I sign off here it is approaching 3am in the morning of Thursday the 10th of September. Patti finally conked-out and went to bed. So? I won't have the benefit of Patti's proof-reading.

Monday, 31 August 2020

AUG 31, 20 .. DUCKS, DUCKS, AND ? .. MORE DUCKS (Part 3)

 This will be the final post in this three part series showing Hillstrand Pond and the ducks that inhabit it. 

Patti and I really enjoy going up to Hillstrand Pond to just relax and enjoy the calm and serene setting. The local duck population certainly adds to our enjoyment. 

In this post I will focus upon two separate families of ducks.

Off into one of our several local wooded areas and into Hillstrand Pond we begin.

The first family consisted of the mother and eight ducklings. When we first saw this family, the ducklings were already in-their-teens agewise so to speak.

In the above photo you easily see 7 of the 8 ducklings. The 8th duckling is up on the left side visiting with the two Malard ducks that I showed as a couple in Part 2.  

In the below photo you see all 8 of the ducklings together.

Seldom did we see all 8 of the ducklings together. Being teen-agers, it seemed like they were setting out on their own to explore their world.

Above and below you can see that the protective mother duck really kept her eyes upon us.








And then? 

Suddenly! One day!

They were all-grown-up.




Grown up or not, they remained very close to each other staying together in their little family.


Mother duck continued to keep a wary eye upon us.



Yes the sun came out again.

Now I will show the second duck family. 

One day this family of 10 duckings suddenly appeared. Just look at them! You want sweet? Here you have sweet!







Little hands-full of fluff.


These young kindergarden-age ducklings stayed very close to each other and to mom.







In Part 2 of this series of 3 posts, I showed some of our other neighbors who also feed and enjoy the ducks.

Below are some other neighbors enjoying the ducks.





Patti and I also fed the ducks.


It is an understatement to say that the ducks are used to people and seemingly (although wary) are not afraid of us.



We will close out this final post of our three post series with several general photos showing the two duck families mixing together with one another.










We thank each and every one of you who are following us for your interest and support.

Cap and Patti