Weekly Photo Challenge: Thankful

Giving thanks for all things!

Circulate the flow of your abundance.

The more you give the more you will receive.

Offer a small gift to everyone you encounter –
a helping hand, a smile, a flower, a compliment, a pleasant thought, a silent blessing.

About the photo:  One afternoon while picking beach greens along the banks of the Estuary, my best friend and I decided to bring some fresh Alaskan Salmon for lunch.  We gathered rocks and wood, started the fire, then went in search of the large green leaf of the skunk lily which grows along the shore line.  This is the Tlingit and Haida Native way of wrapping salmon in the leaf and baking it over hot coals which makes it tasty and moist.  Today we would use aluminum foil but the Native way is superior, natural and readily available. These leaves grow to be very large.  In fact, one of the communities on the Island has a contest on the 4th of July to see who can find the largest leaf.  It’s been know for folks to find them as much as six feet tall.

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10 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Thankful

    • Thanks for stopping by my blog. It’s going to be a wonderful trip to Alaska this coming summer, to celebrate the life of my best friend’s grandmother at her memorial pot latch followed by a totem pole raising. I sure have missed that wonderful tasting Salmon and am looking forward to fishing and canning up there. Stay tuned!!

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      • What an enriching experience. I once went tot he smokehouse for my a memorial for Grandmother Vi’s son, and it was a very unique and meaningful experience for my kids and me. You will probably be there during spawning season, which is awesome. I look forward to hearing all about it. Warm wishes, Naomi

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      • I learned the Native way to smoke fish, from chopping down the alder tree to tending the smoke house. I just love the way everything smells while smoking Salmon. The smell lingers and reminds us of old traditions and memories.

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  1. In a world where there is so much materialism and self indulgence, these words sound so beautiful and inspiring, “The more you give the more you will receive.” Thanks for sharing a post that reflects kindness and generosity.

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