It seems like every year I hear about someone who wanders out onto the mudflats in the Cook Inlet region of Alaska. Sometimes they make it out, sometimes they don’t. There are some legendary stories about some of the ones who didn’t make it out; like the newly-wed couple, where the brand new wife didn’t make it out. Truly the most sad story of all. I think they should post signs all over the place, maybe every 50 feet or so, warning everyone. However, there will still be those people who test fate. I got stuck in the mud flats one time as a child down in Nikiski (North Kenai) and it took a bunch of camping people to get me out. I lost my boots. The mud flats are like quick sand and once your stuck, your stuck! Anyhow, here is the latest story.
I have a peony plant growing next my house. It has a huge flower bud and some smaller ones. I cannot wait to see it open and see what color it is, since this is my first summer at this house. I will update this link with a photo of it when it blooms…I am thinking its going to be pink maybe?
(Link disclosure: http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/06/flowers-from-alaska/372994/ )
You can find a great, detailed list of Alaska’s Farmers Markets all over the state. This is a great tool for the locals or for the tourists wanting to buy and taste some of the local fare. Support your local economy! Alaska Grown!