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“BETTER TO LIGHT A CANDLE
THAN CURSE THE DARKNESS”

President Kennedy

I took this photo at Bootleggers cove…….,Cook Inlet in Anchorage Alaska. Mount Susitna is also known as ‘The Sleeping Lady’. This is a mountain that meant very much to me when I lived in Alaska.

Mount Susitna is often called The Sleeping Lady for her resemblance to a recumbent woman. The name is said to derive from a Dena’ina legend, in which a woman named Susitna belonging to a race of giants vows to sleep until her beloved comes back from battle The mountain’s Dena’ina name is Dghelishla, meaning “Little Mountain”; in English it was simply named for the Susitna River which means Sandy River.

Mt Susitna is a roche moutonnée, a landform created when a glacier flows over a resistant, topographically high, bedrock body, creating a smooth-sided and teardrop shaped feature aligned with the direction of ice flow.
The Anchorage bowl topography has been influenced by 5-7 glaciations. Over several thousand years, thick ice sheets from the Talkeetna, Chugach and Alaska Ranges flowed down Cook Inlet. The five well documented glaciations from oldest to most recent were the Mt Susitna, Caribou Hills, Eklutna, Knik and Naptowne. The earliest glaciation in the Anchorage area is known as the Mount Susitna for the erratics and other glacial features found on the top of Mount Susitna.. It is dated to the late Pliocene to the early Pleistocene (2-6 million years ago). Mesozoic]
Mt. Susitna is part of a suite of Jurassic plutons of quartz monzonite to granodiorite composition

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A self-taught, passionate photographer and writer – I love capturing beauty through the eyes of a camera. I have self-published 9 books, all non-fiction except one. My books are real life human interest topics that I feel are worthy of reflection.

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Comments

  • Vitta
    Vitta8 months ago

    OUTSTANDING WORK!!!

  • thankyou Vtta!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalyn8 months ago

    MAGNIFIC WORK !

  • thankyou Guenda!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • anaisanais
    anaisanais8 months ago

    WONDERFUL PANORAMA…COLORS AND IMAGE REALLY FABULOUS…LOVE ALSO THE WORDS!!!

  • thankyou Ana!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Maria1606
    Maria16068 months ago

    Lovely blue image!!!

  • thankyou Maria!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • vadim19
    vadim198 months ago

    wonderful!

  • thankyou Vadim!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheep8 months ago

    I am already ordinary…now I just need a nap….Love this, Charmiene!!

  • LoL!! thankyou Gena!!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • autumnwind
    autumnwind8 months ago

    Love all your chosen words to this extraordinary image!!! : ))) xoxoxoxoxox

  • thankyou Shar!!!!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • peaky40
    peaky408 months ago

    Fantastic work Charmiene!

  • thankyou Roy!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Deborah Downes
    Deborah Downes8 months ago

    So true. Beautiful work.

  • thankyou Deborah!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypenny8 months ago

    Beautiful

  • thankyou Chris!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

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