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“I HAVE LEARNED SILENCE FROM THE TALKATIVE,
TOLERATION FROM THE INTOLERANT,
AND KINDNESS FROM THE UNKIND”

Khalil Gibran

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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  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...9 months ago

  • autumnwind
    autumnwind6 months ago

    Both extremely beautiful and enlightening quotes. Go so well with your extremely gorgeous image. Love this dear Charmiene!!! : )))) Warmest hugs, shar xoxoxxoxoxooxoxxo

  • thankyou Shar!!! xx

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • lynn carter
    lynn carter6 months ago

    lovely xx

  • thankyou Lynn!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypenny6 months ago

    So true – beautiful work

  • thankyou Chris!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adams6 months ago

    Beautiful image Charmiene!!

  • thankyou Kate!!!!

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  • AngieDavies
    AngieDavies6 months ago

    Lovely image and quote!

  • thankyou Angie!

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  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belaj6 months ago

    Gorgeous work!

  • thankyou Ana!!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaEL6 months ago

    Lovely quote for this excellent capture Charmiene

  • thankyou Andrea!!!!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Shulie1
    Shulie16 months ago

    Beautiful indeed!

  • thankyou Shulie!!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheep6 months ago

    And that light is beautiful!! Very lovely work, Charmiene!!!

  • thankyou Gena!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

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