Monday, November 16, 2009

Island of Blue for Blue Monday!

This is an evening view of Grant Street in Kitchikan, Alaska where my friend (since our teen years) Katie lives and work for the port authority. Born and raised in Chicago, she is far from her original "home" but has lived in this town for many happy years.

Ketchikan is named after the Ketchikan Creek which flows through the town. The name Ketchikan come from the Tlingit (a native Alaskan tribe) word for creek. It has also been written that the word means "Thundering Wings of an Eagle." Whatever the meaning, the picture makes clear that this is an amazingly beautiful area of the world and one not often seen by many.

For more Monday Blues and to learn how to join, go to Smiling Sally's Blue Monday! Thank you Sally for sharing this great blogging activity for all to join!

Happy Blue Monday everyone!


  1. Coralie!! What a beautiful place Ketchikan is!! I stopped over at the airport there once, what an interesting group of people! I would like to go back and actually visit the town and have a look around. Have you been to visit your friend? What a magnificent state Alaska is, we are so fortunate to have her! Thanks for sharing Coralie!

  2. Oh Coralie...
    This is absolutely beautiful. What an amazing blue Monday. Love the view. I could sit and gaze out a window at this view forever.

    I have never been to Alaska, but have heard how beautiful it really is. This photo confirms it for me. Thank you for sharing today.

    Please stop by and say hi. I so love the company.

    Country hugs...Sherry

  3. Beautiful picture Coralie! And your friend is lucky to live and work in such a gorgeous place. Imagine seeing that view every day!
    Happy Monday!

  4. I've never been to Alaska, but I have heard about its beauty. I never knew of Ketchikan, the blue town. Thanks so much for sharing this, Coralie. Happy Blue Monday.


  5. wow! this is BEAUTIFUL. did your friend take this photo? one of my favorite so far!


  6. Alaska is now one of the places that I would like to visit! This view is just so very beautiful!

  7. Dear Coralie,
    Thank you so much for coming by my new weight loss blog and leaving me encouraging words. It means so much to me to have people's support.

    This picture from Alaska is breath taking. I have never been there. I would like to someday. Your picture from your friend is truly beautiful!

  8. I had the privilege of visiting the great beauty of Alaska. One of the best trips I ever took was there. I was in this town on the tour. Thanks for taking me back to great memories.

  9. Wow, very nice picture. It actually reminds me of a jigsaw puzzle. I love meeting new people. I am Yoli from deep south Texas. I can't image living in such a scenice place. South Texas is pretty but no mountains!

    I have enjoyed visiting your blog. I'm a Christian single mom of 2 teen kids, working fulltime, and sewing during my spare time. Please come on over for a visit.

    Yoli :)

  10. Oh, for got to mention Coralie, I love the pictures you have in "Sweet Memories", they are so beautiful.

    I'm glad that we have been keeping in touch and I sincerely hope you have a good week!

    Yoli :)

  11. I have heard of this community but I never knew very much about it! Alaska is not really a place I would like to live but it is beautiful!! I am a warm weather person.... I freeze up when the temps get below 60.
    What on earth am I doing in NE PA?? LOL!!
    Have a Wonderful Day!

  12. Coralie, that is so pretty it looks like it's from a storybook. Lovely shot!

    Happy Blue Monday...


    Sheila :-)

  13. What a lovely photo. It looks like a charming place to visit - in the summertime :-). Have a great Blue Monday.

  14. Hello Coralie, I think the picture of Ketchikan is so lovely in the blue hues. We have been there when we cruised to Alaska. We loved the city and we were captured by the lovely place. It was summer and the flowers were outstanding. Have you been able to visit your friend who lives and works there?

    Have a happy day and thank you for your very sweet emails.

    Hugs, Jeanne

  15. I visited Ketchikan Alaska also, whle living in beautiful British Columbia, I found similarities in their beauty.
    Beautiful blog. I'm going to look around. I also love vintage. But I'm mostly Shabby and pink
    Happy Blue Monday
    Love Claudie from Canada

  16. Coralie what gorgeous pictures of Alaska the blue tint in the sky is wonderful.

    Beautiful post.


  17. I love you post and this place. I visited here once and truly enjoyed it. Thanks for letting me visit again.

  18. Wow, a beautiful blue Monday Post. I would love to see Alaska.8~)

  19. Beautiful postcard--I have always wanted to visit Alaksa--someday I shall. I've read too many poems by Robert W. Service.

  20. Oh, this is beautiful. My sisters have been day dreaming about living in Alaska but when it was 4 degrees this week they decided to just have a summer home!