Monday, September 22, 2008

Blue Monday: Glaciers in Alaska

"Wisconsin Winter" is the name for this gorgeous lady from Cow Parade (Madison, Wisconsin, 2006.) I selected her for the cow-of the-day for this Blue Monday because she reminds me of the glaciers we saw in Alaska in 2006. There are some other wonderful bloggers celebrating Blue Monday today. You can find out all about it on Smiling Sally's blog. After you enjoy my glaciers you can click on over and check out all the others. Have a Happy Blue Monday!


We had a wonderful vacation in Alaska. These pictures were taken while we were on a boat out of Seward. We were able to see whales, seals, puffins, and other birds on the trip to the glacier. This big mountain of blue ice was something to behold. We were so close we could hear the sound of the glacier calving. I will never forget this experience. I'm feeling cold just looking at these pictures. What a great Blue Monday chill! I'm loving it. I hope you all have a special Blue Monday. Take care, and thanks for your sweet comments.

23 comments:

Smilingsal said...

I have a post ready to go about the cows on parade.

What a fantastic trip you had! I've never seen blue ice before. Thank you for sharing it. Happy Blue Monday!

judicreations said...

Good morning Faith!
How did I guess you might have a special blue cow this morning? He is lovely...like the rest.
I bet you had a great Alaska vacation. I can't believe the snow/ice actually does look blue. that is sooo amazing.

I hope you are having a really nice day. Thank you for sharing.
Judi

bj said...

I've got chill bumps 9 miles high, just LOOKING at all this blue ice. lol

Everything looks fabulous. Bill wants to go to Alaska so bad...maybe one day. I, myself, am a sun and sand girl.....

I LOVE your pretty blue cow, Faith.
love, bj

Susan Hickam said...

That is amazing! I love the cow too. I have a friend in Fairbanks that I hope to visit someday. Stop by today if you can as I am announcing a giveaway. Happiest of Blue Mondays to you!

gina said...

Seeing the glaciers that close was my favorite part of our whole trip. The boat ride we took to go see them... not so much. :)

barbarah said...

I can't imagine being that cold!! I don't think I have ever seen blue ice before, except the kind jettisoned by airplanes. :-)

Sweetie said...

I love your Alaskan post. The blues are beautiful. We have been talking about a cruise and land trip to Alaska - maybe next summer. Your lovely post makes me even more anxious.

ellen b. said...

Whoa! That is just fabulous seeing those glaciers with that tinge of blue! Must have been quite the trip and sites to see. Oh and I like the cow too :0)

ROXY said...

Those glaciers are amazing. What a sight to see! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you again soon:)

Anne Fannie said...

Hello Faith, I love the Glaciers in Alaska! My husband and I went there last year on a cruise and I was amazed at the Blue color everywhere! Great pictures for Blue Monday!
Love, Ann

Claudie said...

Dear Grandma Faith
Hope your having a great Blue Monday. Mine is full of sunshine with the Canadian Geese flying overhead...that's when you know fall is in the air.
Love the cow boy!! and Alaska.
When my mom, sister and I were there, I was talking so much and laughing (while on our balcony) that we missed the biggest glacier ice break that year....we always laugh about it to this day. Thank goodness the captain caught it on film.
Must get outside and start pulling out the summer flowers.
Have a great week
Love Claudie
xo

Jeanne said...

Love the blue cow. Great art piece. The glaciers are stunning and they do look blue. I have seen them up close with a helicopter ride that landed on them. That was a wonderful trip.

Hugs...Jeanne

Charlotte said...

Wow, what beautiful blue pictures. Everyone I know who has been to Alaska says it is gorgeous. We're hearing more about it these days since Sarah Palin came on the scene.

Charli and me said...

Happy Blue Monday Faith! What fantastic pictures! You must have had an awesome trip. What can I say about that little cow? He is truly precious.

Molly said...

Wow--these are amazing photos! And I love the cow! Happy Blue Monday.

Melissa's Cozy Tea Time Readings said...

Burrr! I get cold just looking at this!

Dawn said...

Beautiful pictures of Alaska. The ice is so blue looking. I have a friend who went on a trip to Alaska a couple of years ago and really loved it. She wants to take her whole family with her next time.

I enjoying looking at the cows you share each week!

Happy Blue Monday.

Take care,
Dawn

Sandy said...

I am so glad you stopped by! All I can say is brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! The pictures are great! Sounds like you had a marvelous time.

Love the little blue cow! She's very pretty!

Stephanie said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog.

Happy Blue Monday.

Your granddaughters are PRECIOUS!!

Take Care,

Stephanie

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

oh wow.. I never been to Alaska and look at the glaciers.. oh my.. what a great colour! Happy Blue Monday and thanks for sharing that spectacular pictures.. I am in awed!..

Peggy-Just A Plain Gal said...

What fabulous pictures from what looks like a wonderful trip! I love all your cows, and it looks like you have one of every color known to man! Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment! I'll figure out some way to get those shoes clean!

sweetmemorymakingmom said...

WoW! Those are amazing pictures from your trip to Alaska! My husband and I would love to visit there someday! hugs, Ellen

gina said...

That glacier was the "coolest" thing on the whole trip, in more ways than one.