Tuesday, June 10, 2008

From Upper to Under (U)

w/ Udder in between

Up on top of the Mountains
Near Keno, Yukon, Canada


Udder
Where the baby Stone Sheep gets his milk.
This is a two spigot model.
Photographed in B.C. Canada


Under the Ice
Ice cave Above Valdez, Alaska
(photographed by my sidekick, and
top photographer of the Expedition - Martha)


The river of water must have been a lot bigger earlier in the Spring to have cut a hole or ice cave this large. The cold wind was really whistling coming through the tunnel. I could see light at the other end of this river tunnel (Cave), but wasn’t too sure about the stability of the ice. I sure would like to have explored it to the other end. There are a lot of Glacier and Ice Fields above Valdez.


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Mt. Rainier and
Scott's Bluff

Troy and Martha
Texas Travelers

58 comments:

Petunia said...

Nice!I like all three photos:) But if I have to pick out one favorite it must be the first one. I'm a mountain girl you know.

ellen b said...

Troy and Martha,
You guys really get around!!
Your choices for U were great...

naturglede said...

Realy nice ABC. I love it:)

Klaus said...

Hi Troy & Martha! Thanks for your visit - and a good solid "U"!
I thoroughly enjoyed browsing your blog! I'll be back!
Cheers, Klaus

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

It's all "Udderly" beautiful and always a joy to visit!
It's like coming home when I visit your blog. I have lived here in BC since I was born in 1966; it's very pretty the way you portray my province from time to time here on this blog! I have lived from the coast to the Rocky Mountains of Alberta and so much of what you show is so familiar. Very nice.
Mountain Retreat

Shellmo said...

My fave is the sheep - all great

Judy said...

Nice pictures. What a great U post.

John said...

Great shots and choices for U!
As usual a great post.

You can try to by this on Amazon :-) This model have a ca. list price
$100,000,
Have a nice wednesday.

imac said...

oh WOW just one set of great photos and info.

come and visit mine for the High Jump.

leslie said...

That is one HUGE ice cave! Love the 2-spigot model of sheep. lol Thx for coming by. :D

For The People said...

Wonderful photos!

Kjerstis Hjørne said...

I love all your photos. But maybe especial the lats one.

My Unicorn photo is a puzzle. I got it for christmas, but i found the photo her.
http://lykketrollet.com/lykketrollet-puslespill_vanlig_3.htm

me ann my camera said...

U got a great view up on top of the mountain; beautiful, clear and full of colour! Udderly interesting!

Pernille's ting og tang said...

This is just wonderful! I like the U-shots very much. They are so lovely. Well done:)

granmal said...

Nice and beautiful pictures.
Thanks for your comments on my blog.

Kathiesbirds said...

Troy, great shots all. Wish I could ride one of those clouds like a magic carpet to Alaska! That's an awesome shot! It looks like you could just walk out into the sky!

ShutterHappyJenn said...

Thanks for dropping by my post. Your pictures are so wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

Lynette said...

Very nice trio of ABC Wednesday photos! I can feel that cold wind right now here in Portland, Oregon--well, I'm indoors, but it is quite cold for June.

Stacey Huston said...

U did great.. good job..a life of adventure, thanks for sharing.

Lara said...

what wonderful photos! they give a real feeling about the mountains!

Katney said...

I've done up and under as well. I saw the heading on the next post below--must go see...

photowannabe said...

Breathtaking scenery, especially the top one. Terrific choices for U.

Picturing of Life said...

wow...the last shots is cool :D

Mine in here Thanks

evlahos said...

very beautiful captures. specially the first one. great landscape

RuneE said...

You like to live dangerously Under the glacier! But the view was breathtaking.

Mine is here.

babooshka said...

Goregous set of up shots.

mrsnesbitt said...

Loved the embracement of nature your photographs displayed!

reader Wil said...

This is a place I should like to visit! I like those mountainous countries with glaciers. In New Zealand we went up a glacier by means of a helicopter. Thanks for showing. Thanks for your visit.

Dragonstar said...

Wonderful view and sky-scape in the first photo. I had to look up your Stone's Sheep as I hadn't heard of it, and it looked very like a goat to me. Sweet photo.

Ackworth Born said...

up and under

lovely selection

fishing guy said...

Troy: Very nicely down with your 'U' project.

Mental P Mama said...

U two are so unique!

Kelly said...

These are all exceptionally good U choices, but the first photo is breathtaking!

Rurality said...

Thanks for cooling me off with that ice pic. ;)

nonizamboni said...

Great photos for 'u', intrepid travelers!
Thanks for sharing the beauty.
Happy Wednesday!

Christine said...

Three great shots! good "U's"!

Middle Ditch said...

You certainly live in a beautiful environment. I enjoyed the journey

Daryl said...

The two spigot model made me laugh ...

Wonderful Us!

:-Daryl

Louis la Vache said...

"Louis" was (ahem) udderly taken by your "U".....

Re your question as to how "Louis" gets to la petit péninsule - he strolls over. It is only about 1/2 mile from Chez la Vache. As the crow flies, it is much closer, but "Louis", having hooves rather than wings, chooses not to jump the 14 floors down and hoping the momentum will carry him across I-80 and I-580 below and across... "Louis" is inclined to believe gravity would work against him....

Louis la Vache said...

"Louis" just noticed "Rocky Mountain Girl" was also udderly taken in by your photos...

Baba said...

Really fantastics shots!
It was very, very beautiful!!!

AphotoAday said...

I had to laugh...
I may have "Ukon", but I never would have guessed "Udder"...

Kim said...

Great choices, I love that first picture, a nice view.

mylittlephotonook said...

Wonderful post today! So much you´d seen.Lucky you.

Dewdrop said...

Y'all live the life I dream about... one day...

Suburbia said...

Fantastic photos.
U for udders is very original!!
Love the views.

Neva said...

wow....some awesome photos! Love the colors in the first one!!!!
Mine is here.

starnitesky said...

Some brilliant photographs for U, I really like the mountain view.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Willard said...

Beautiful shots! The top one is stunning!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and including me in your blog roll. I'll add you to mine as well soon1

Tash said...

Beautiful & very clever. You seem to be having so much fun!

Marvin said...

The mountains and sky above are my favorites, but as the summer wears on, I suspect the ice caves is going to become more and more appealing.

The ewe was a great choice, too.

raf said...

Nice line up of Us and photos today, Troy and Martha. That top shot is spectacular and gives me the feeling of actually standing there!

The Texican said...

Udderly amazing.

kRiZ cPEc said...

love the view up on the top of the mountain, great shot really.

quinttarantino said...

Ah... so there you are ... nice meeting you!
And great photos as usual.

Rose said...

Oh, wow, I love some of your photos--the one with the clouds looks like they are just suspended there.

Andrea said...

Awesome shot of Under the Ice.

Dina said...

Three such exciting sights! Lovely to see.