Today I envy Aki. If I had her sense of and interest in smell I wouldn’t mind the slushiness of Downtown Juneau today. Our walk along Gastineau Avenue, down the crooked steel steps to Lower Franklin Street and home along the docks is not without visual interest. There’s a seal eye-hopping near Taku Smokeries that makes me wonder if they are processing black cod in the old steel sided factory. There’s dripping wet Patsy Ann, a bronze rendering of a bull terrier that once greeted home passengers from the Alaska Steamship boats. There’s a small Christmas tree that works with a bare maple across the street to frame the mural, Raven Discovering Mankind in a Clam Shell.” I only wish that the time and temperature display above the mural reported a sudden drop in temperature. Then we could look forward to snow.