Aurora Borealis – Live!

Aurora Borealis

One of the things I miss most about Alaska besides moose in the backyard and in the freezer, the fresh air, the wilderness, the salmon, the peacefulness….okay, there are quite a few things I miss about Alaska. But one of those many things I miss about Alaska is going out and braving the cold temperatures […]

The Last One | #AuroraBorealis

Aurora Borealis

This is it. This is probably the last opportunity I will ever have to see this amazing, breathtaking and glorious sight. The weather was bad – in the negatives and there were high, thin clouds that distorted the lights. But nonetheless, the show was still beautiful, and I loved every second of it. I will […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

Aurora Borealis Encore

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Tonight, I headed out to see if I could get a few more Aurora Borealis pictures. The lights were pale, but there. The wind was seriously kicking, and making the photos hard to take. But despite that, I got a couple pictures – I love when I see "reds."