I haven’t seen Amy in years. As kids, we grew up together every summer out at Salmon Lake. I remember swimming in the creek, harassing seagulls and making forts with Amy and her sister. She is a few years older than me, so naturally as a kid, I thought Amy was the coolest and super pretty :P. She came home and brought a few of her prize possessions with her and asked me to do their family photos. Her little miss had her own agenda, but with the help of my assistant, Neva and some beads, we got the shots we wanted! Amy, you have a beautiful family and it was so fun for me to see you years later embracing motherhood.
This summe,r near Garfield Creek (North of Kougarok), a tundra fire sparked and claimed thousands of acres to torch. We took a ride up there a few weekends ago to see the damage. Even weeks after and days of rain, hot spots still smoldered. The one we came across was still smoking and we did our best to put it out with the little water we had. It was amazing to see how the fire transformed the once soggy tundra bed.