Juneau

Tatted buttons on Alaska cruise  wandasknottythoughts.com
I took two balls of thread, Lizbeth #130 Island Breeze and #122 Caribbean in size 20, and a handful of buttons to decorate with me when we left for Alaska.  I figured that buttons are small, easy to do, don’t take a lot of thought and would be easy to give away if the opportunity came up.   These four, plus the one I mentioned a few weeks ago, are the buttons (okay, and one doodad) that I made while we were on the cruise.  The ones on the top and the left I made first using only one shuttle.  The one on the right didn’t come out like I was hoping but I may find a place to use it.  The bottom one was very frilly until I blocked it.  I’m not sure how it has eleven points but I like it and am not worried about it.  If I try it again I’ll probably figure it out 🙂
The rest of today’s pictures are from our stop in Juneau.  I thought I was going to have a few pictures from the ship, too, but somehow they didn’t make it.  Probably next week.
Trees in Glacier Gardens, Juneau, Alaska   wandasknottythoughts.com
If you’re ever in the Juneau area I highly recommend visiting Glacier Gardens, they are absolutely gorgeous!  There are these lovely dead trees (yes, dead trees) that are in the ground upside down with beautiful plants in the root systems.
Flowers in Glacier Gardens, Juneau, Alaska   wandasknottythoughts.com
Everywhere you look are lush plants.  It is a rain forest.
Beautiful trees in Glacier Gardens, Juneau, Alaska   wandasknottythoughts.com
A lovely, lovely place to visit.
Visiting Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau, Alaska    wandasknottythoughts.com
Just outside of Juneau is the Juneau Icefield, the start of Mendenhall Glacier and Nugget Falls, which is fed by the glacier.  We didn’t think we had time to make it to the falls, which was a mile hike both ways (we didn’t want the bus to leave without us).
Visit to Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau, Alaska    wandasknottythoughts.com
The glacier as seen through the long lens of our camera. It is several miles away from where we were.  There is nothing over there that you can compare it to for size.
Nugget Falls at Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau, Alaska    wandasknottythoughts.com
But you can see how large Nugget Falls is when you see the people at the foot.  This picture is with the long lens of our camera.
Tatting at Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau, Alaska    wandasknottythoughts.com
We visited so many places and there were so many things to see and do that I didn’t get a chance to tat at all of them, but I did remember here. It was a bit chilly and damp so it really was only a few stitches.
The ship was only in Juneau for a few hours so there were many things we didn’t get to see.  We’d really like to go back, but it will have to be a few years down the road.  If you get the chance to visit, DO IT!
“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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14 thoughts on “Juneau”

    1. Well, I took more time taking pictures than tatting on the excursions. But on the boat it was great to sit back and absorb the atmosphere and location while tatting. Loved it!

  1. Looks spectacular. Yes, lucky you! And the tatting is pretty too! I noticed you were using an Aero! Easier to travel with hook attached, no? : ))

  2. Having always wanted to go on an Alaska cruise (but cannot convince the hubby to go) I was overjoyed to see every photo! Looks like you had a lovely time!

    1. Yes, it was wonderful! We were really serious about taking a cruise before though we talked about one to Alaska if we did go. The chance to go with a lot of his family talked us into it and we don't regret it in the least.

  3. Gorgeous pics & info …. thanks for including us in your journey 🙂
    Always enjoy your quotes, too.

    I Love the 11-pointed doodle !!! Could it be made into an edging, perhaps ?

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