Eagle in a Snow Storm

Eagle in a Snow Storm

Today I was running a couple errands, and saw an eagle sitting in a tree next to the river. It was snowing like crazy (still is as I write this) but I had to snap a few photos anyways.

Oh Aurora, I will Miss You Too!

Aurora Borealis

Yesterday morning, I made a comment on a facebook page that I hoped to get another good show before we leave Alaska. Now that spring is here, the light is returning at a super fast pace, gaining about 7 minutes a day – and soon we won’t be able to see the Aurora anymore. Well, […]

Aurora Watching

Aurora Borealis - Fort Wainwright, Alaska

Last night we had another beautiful show of the Aurora Borealis. It was so great, that I did a very rare thing. I went home before it was over! This show kept going, and going and going. I stuck it out as long as I could, but when it got to the point that I […]

Another Visitor–Bald Eagle

Our latest visitor, a Bald eagle

Yesterday morning, the mother and young bull returned to our back yard. But those weren’t our only visitors yesterday. In the afternoon, my neighbor called over to us, and brought this one to our attention.  

Moose in the Morning

Moose in the Morning

Last week I shared some photos of a moose in our back yard. Well, the very next day, there was not only a moose out there, but a moose with her yearling baby bull. When I woke up, I looked out the window and there they were, bedded down by the crab apple trees.  

Aurora is Teasing Us

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So after weeks and weeks of bitter cold and no light sightings, Aurora finally decided to show up, when it wasn’t –51 degrees. But she was such a tease! She hid behind the clouds.

Things You Learn About REAL Cold

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There are things that you learn about when you live in a climate with REAL cold weather. Of course, I’m not talking about North Carolina cold, or even Wisconsin cold. I’m talking about cold like this: Yeah, you’re reading that right. At those temperatures, you learn some things. Here’s a baker’s dozen of interesting things […]

New Year’s Eve–Alaska Style

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Last night, of course, was New Year’s Eve.  And how do people in Alaska celebrate the holiday in the sub-arctic? With a bonfire. And not just any bonfire…a massive 20 foot mountain topped with a Christmas tree!

2012–The Year in Review

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It has been quite a year! I’d like to take a moment and look back at all the highlights from throughout 2012. January In January, we went on a road trip, the farthest west we have been in Alaska. We literally drove to the end of the road in the little village of Manley Hot […]

Curse You Ice Fog!!!

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Tonight is something that does not happen very often. A Solar Storm! Up in the sky is an AMAZING display of color and beauty….but what do I have? Ice Fog. I went out tonight and hoped to see some good displays, but no luck. I did take a couple pictures, but it was so sad, […]

The Aurora Borealis

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For those of you that have just found me, let me share again, that I live in Alaska. Up here we have the amazing opportunity to experience the handiwork of God up close and personal. I don’t get much sleep because of it. Why? Because I am running out in arctic temperatures, tripod and camera […]