land of the midnight sun

on Saturday, June 20, 2009

To the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world. ~John Muir

So here we find ourselves, in wild wonderful Alaska. It is truly stunning. The air feels more fresh, the blues and greens more deep, the bears...well. :) Please enjoy some of these beautiful images of a beautiful place along with my favorite subject, if you can guess who that is. :) 

Quick story: On our flight from Seattle to AK, we were 2 rows behind a very serious medical emergency involving an older gentleman. We are still unsure of the details of his medical issue but suffice it to say that our wonderful flight staff took the situation very seriously and you could certainly see the gravity of the situation on their faces. They called for any medical professionals on the plane to assist them. Quickly an older physician raced to the front and began assessing the situation. Beau and I were praying silently while we watched the scene unfold. As things calmed down and the passenger began to feel better, we heard the kind looking older doctor ask him his name. The passenger told him and then the doctor closed his eyes and began praying for the ill man. B and I looked at each other and in awe and blessed by the doc's actions. I cried and grabbed my camera. My B thanked the doc on the way out of the plane and it was as though he had just done what he would always have done. Enjoy the shot of something spectacular: a physician taking his patient to the only Healer who can truly make people whole. Love to you all!


Holly Belle Puff said...

to my beloved sarah and b,
i love your photos and was so touched by the airplane story i hope i can do that one day ;) i love you both and miss you very much, and have developed a rare fascination with rice pudding.... who knew? please keep the pictures coming as you venture into the wild!

Susanna Joy said...

Ah... so beautiful. What lovely memories you're making. Promise you'll take us and the kids one day, OK?

The Scooper said...

Gasp! Sarah, the photos are stunning. And I'm sure not half as spectacular as being there in real life. What a beautiful story from your flight. I'm here in beautiful MI with Emily. She says "hello." I look forward to staying updated through your photography.

Mom said...

INCREDIBLE PHOTOS. . . and story!
Miss you,