I took two balls of thread, Lizbeth #130 Island Breeze and #122 Caribbean in size 20, and a handful of buttons to decorate with me when we left for Alaska.  I figured that buttons are small, easy to do, don't take a lot of thought and would be easy to give away if the opportunity came up.   These four, plus the one I mentioned a few weeks ago, are the buttons (okay, and one doodad) that I made while we were on the cruise.  The ones on the top and the left I made first using only one shuttle.  The one on the right didn't come out like I was hoping but I may find a place to use it.  The bottom one was very frilly until I blocked it.  I'm not sure how it has eleven points but I like it and am not worried about it.  If I try it again I'll probably figure it out :-)

The rest of today's pictures are from our stop in Juneau.  I thought I was going to have a few pictures from the ship, too, but somehow they didn't make it.  Probably next week.

If you're ever in the Juneau area I highly recommend visiting Glacier Gardens, they are absolutely gorgeous!  There are these lovely dead trees (yes, dead trees) that are in the ground upside down with beautiful plants in the root systems.  

Everywhere you look are lush plants.  It is a rain forest.

A lovely, lovely place to visit.

Just outside of Juneau is the Juneau Icefield, the start of Mendenhall Glacier and Nugget Falls, which is fed by the glacier.  We didn't think we had time to make it to the falls, which was a mile hike both ways (we didn't want the bus to leave without us).

The glacier as seen through the long lens of our camera. It is several miles away from where we were.  There is nothing over there that you can compare it to for size.  

But you can see how large Nugget Falls is when you see the people at the foot.  This picture is with the long lens of our camera.

We visited so many places and there were so many things to see and do that I didn't get a chance to tat at all of them, but I did remember here. It was a bit chilly and damp so it really was only a few stitches. 

The ship was only in Juneau for a few hours so there were many things we didn't get to see.  We'd really like to go back, but it will have to be a few years down the road.  If you get the chance to visit, DO IT!

"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not"
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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