"We may make our plans, but God has the last word"
- Proverbs 16:1 (Good News Translation).
We had this happen over and over again while in Alaska. Here's just a few.
While still at Kantishna a friend told us about an old beaver pond near the airstrip. No one had seen a beaver there and the people at the lodge thought the beavers may have moved on a while ago. We had a couple hours before dinner so off we went to see what we could find.
The path to the ponds was more of a magician's illusion - turn your head and it's gone. We had been given some good directions and eventually made our way to some pretty ponds. We didn't see a beaver but did see three ducks in a small pond behaving very strangely. They were swimming back at forth and appeared to be agitated by something. I don't think it was us because we were pretty far away. We watched them for a while and noticed something else was in the pond with them.
|This pond is not big enough for all of us.|
One thing we did find that I didn't expect was grasses on a mound of mud with a dead tree that made a nice pleasing photo. If I had said we were going to look for mud, a dead tree and a clump of grass to photography people would have thought I was crazy. This was an unexpected treat.
On our bus ride out we spotted some more moose.
|Momma and Baby Moose|
We had planned to spend another day exploring Denali by bus but the weather turned nasty. We went for a hike along the Savage River in a blizzard!
|Savage River Blizzard|
One the way back to the park entrance we pulled over and started making photos of an area with a lot of Aspen trees with golden leafs. While we were there the unexpected happened. The clouds started to break and the sun beamed down on the Aspens and evergreens. Then a rainbow appeared!
|There's gold in them there hills!|
Before too long we had lots of company with cameras along the side of the road making photos of the unexpected beauty on a miserable cloudy, rainy, snowy day.
We were blessed that day with even more beautiful scenes. God had the last word.
Tomorrow's blog will be about our afternoon on the Denali Highway - a 135 mile long dirt road through some of the most beautiful scenery outside the National Park.