This week we took a little school field trip up to Luck Lake where we did some hiking and had a picnic. It was a lovely fall day for some nature study out in the wild. I found and identified highbush cranberries, the leaves were fluttering down from the alders, and the pushki (cow parsnip) were making stunning dried floral arrangements wherever we looked.
The winding road between there and Thorne Bay is nothing but wilderness, and crosses multiple salmon streams. We paused on each bridge to observe the water below us teeming with fish intent on spawning, marveling at the spectacle. The life cycle of the salmon has fascinated me since I watched “The Wonders of God’s Creation” as a child, but what a gift it is to be able to observe part of that cycle in person.
Did you know salmon are anadromous? That means they hatch in freshwater, migrate to salt water, then return to the same fresh water they hatched from to spawn. It was a cool big word to teach my students this week.
“The earth is the LORD’s, and the fullness thereof, the world and all who dwell therein.” (Psalm 24:1)
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BEAUTIFUL, Beth! Thank you for sharing. I just know, had Don lived, we would have come up. It was one thing still on his bucket list, and once you got settled, I know we would have made plans. We have always had a special spot for you and Zach and your family. God’s continued blessings on you all as you marvel at His great creation and serve Him in such a beautiful setting. (Before we came to Northern, Don had actually sent a resume to Alaska.)
Love to all!
Beautiful nature and the kids too🙏