Monday, January 05, 2009

Number Cruncher

Happy Anniversary, Alaska (Love Your Colours)

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON


It's not every day you get to visit a place like Alaska. When I went there for the first time in 1999, I never thought I'd be making another trip back there. It's been a huge privilege to visit the beautiful state, especially for someone like me from the Southern Hemisphere.

Since this is the first Odd Shot of the new year, I thought it would be very appropriate to salute the fiftieth anniversary of the state by publishing this photograph.

Enjoy the party, Alaska. Shall I come round and help you break the ice?

(The Odd Shots concept came from Katney. Say "G'day" to her.)


13 comments:

Queen-Size funny bone said...

I was lucky enough to go to Alaska a few years ago and what a experience it was.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

I would love to visit this place. Great photo.

A very happy new year to you, David.

CJ xx

Maggie May said...

Very good photo and idea!
Bit cold though. Well its cold here....... very cold.

Charles Gramlich said...

I've always wanted to go to Alaska. Some day.

GoneBackSouth said...

No doubt there'll be some ceremonial moose-hunting for the occasion.

cheshire wife said...

Golden number plate for a golden anniversary. Very appropriate.

quilly said...

Interesting. Hawaii was adopted in 1959 and is also having her 50th birthday. That is also the year I was born. That means the hottest and the coldest state and the most wonderful (and modest) person all came to be in the same year -- 1959 was blessed, wasn't it?

RuneE said...

After that, maybe you could come and break mine? We have -6C at the moment.

My Odd Shot is here

babooshka said...

This what I enjoy about blogging, just how much you can learn inna day by dropping by a few sites.

katherine. said...

I would love to visit Alaska...maybe this summer would be possible...especially considering I am celebrating the same number this year....

Sandi McBride said...

I remember when I was in the first or second grade reading "My Weekly Reader" and all about Alaska about to become a state...we were very nearly stationed there once, but got sent to Charleston, SC instead. I've always regretted missing the opportunity.
Sandi

Honey Mommy said...

I feel like I live in Alaska today! We are having one heck of a snowstorm.

joan said...

I was in Alaska in 2007 and loved it. I'm a warm weather girl so I was so surprised that I was totally taken by the state. I hope to go back in 2010. Good photo and I never even thought to get a photo like this while I was there, I was too busy looking for bald eagles to take a photo of which I never found. LOL Have a god one.