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Welcome to CLIQUE!

I can trace my love of photography back three generations, to the early 1900s and my paternal great-grandfather, Henry Mattson. I have a really cool photo that he took of the old family homestead in Minnesota, sometime before 1910. According to family history, Grampa Mattson frequently took photos of his world - the people and places that he loved.

It warms my heart to know that this love of photography didn't skip any generations as it passed down to me! I am blessed to have such a legacy and I hope to pass it on to my own children and grandchildren some day.

I experience a physical and spiritual thrill whenever the Lord shows Himself in His marvelous creation around us and in the people I meet. My dream vacation would be to spend a year or two just traveling around the US, stopping at little out of the way places and photographing the interesting characters and the beauty of nature to be found along the way - those things that draw me closer to GOD and help point others to Him, too.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Winter has Arrived!

So... we had our first real snowfall of the season yesterday and, as happens every year, people forget how to drive in winter conditions. Typically, the first snowfall results in 100s of "fender-benders," dozens of "ditch divers" (as seen in the following pics) and, sadly, a few truly serious accidents.

The road shots below were taken today while traveling to and from church on the Glenn Hwy. Thankfully, it doesn't appear that there were any serious injuries, but not everyone is so blessed. A tragic death happened yesterday in downtown Anchorage, when a pedistrian got caught under the back tires of a large semi-truck and was dragged 10 blocks before anyone discovered what had happened. News reports say the weather was not a factor, but with the foggy/snowy/rainy conditions and very slushy streets, I don't have the same opinion.

Traveling northbound on the Glenn Hwy this morning, around 10:30 am

Came upon this scene on the way to church

(we had passed another before this and a couple more afterward, but didn't have the camera ready in time)

" Oops!" x 2 -- on the way home from curch; south-bound on the Glenn

ABC's new Alaskan-themed TV program: "Van in Trees"

Snow Bunny Cully

Looking up our street from the end of our driveway.

TFL ~kimB


Jane said...

wow!! a sudden reminder that you live in Alaska!!!! fantastic shots...love the one of the driveway~~

cherie said...

love the driveway shot! cute shot of the dog.and you are so right people sure have trouble driving in it. I have witnessed that first hand.

Danielle Holsapple said...

Your driveway is beautiful! And what scary roads!

Lynn/annasmom said...

A lot of times beauty is accompanied by danger! LOL! Hopefully people will soon remember or learn how to drive in such weather!
Driveway shot is lovely! And the pup is soooo cute.
I'll have to enjoy the snowfall vicariously through your pics. We don't get snow here. Bummer.

Gayle said...

Wow! Amazing shots! Cute puppy shot!!! I LOVE the tree lined driveway shots best.