Jill Zaheer's JAZWORKS: A Tapestry of Mixed Media, Painting, Collaborations, Photography, and Poetry

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Mask of Alaska

From the moment I set sail for Alaska on my first cruise from foggy grey Seattle- it was truly a discovery of  new scenes and new exquisite visions that were breathtakingly unreal filled with snow capped mountains, eagles flying above, waterfalls, glaciers and teal blue ice that just glowed and gleaned.  From an off shore White Pass and Yukon train ride , we could see palettes of turquoise and emerald waters ( produced by limestone ash within melted ice waters)  with white frozen snow that looked like shiny vintage milk glass! 
                      Come take a little tour with me through the eyes of my iPhone!
   Here's a photo of Mendenhall Glacier (to the right)
with baby blue floating ice chunks in the water.

Below are  photos of Emerald Lake in  British Columbia. 



And below is a beautiful seagull flying by our cabin balcony.

I was totally surprised to see that the glacier was actually various shades of teal blue.

Next stop.... 
 Ketchikan Alaska! Here's an eye catching welcoming poppy flower from the side of the road! 


Patti said...

Absolutely breathtaking - and how wonderful that you are experiencing these magnificent sights!!!! Enjoy sweetie!

Norma Conway said...

Beautiful photography dear Jill!! I feel like I am right there. I can hear the gull (aren't they great!!) and smell the air. I didn't know that glaciers were coloured either. Thinking of you, Norma, x

Marilyn Rock said...

Oh my Jill! These photos are absolutely breathtaking! Everyone I know that has been to Alaska describes it as such. Thanks so much for sharing these. Beautiful! xxoo

~*~Patty S said...

Oh My Dear Jilly!
How can I thank you for sharing such amazing and beautiful vistas of a place I've only dreamed of visiting!

Your iphone and you took some fabulous photos = WOWEE!

there is so much wonder in the world ... I am always grateful when friends take the time to share some of what they have seen...next best thing to visiting myself!

Happy Summer Dear One oxo