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.
Tonight we went on a little outing for our last trip to the World Ice Art Championship.
Seriously, this is what I love about Alaska. How many places can you look out your window or back door and see these?
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.
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…
Ever since we moved into our new army housing in July, I have been missing my favorite winter hat. My poor hat – it really needs to be replaced…it is coming apart in some places, but it has faithfully kept my head, ears and cheeks warm when out photographing the northern lights, or running to…
Today we had a fantastic day. The weather held around 0 degrees, and we headed southeast about an hour to Birch Lake. I have to say, I don’t know that I would make a good Ice Road Trucker – it’s a little unnerving driving on a frozen lake…though it was beautiful!
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!
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…
Please excuse me if I take a moment to brag on my son today. Last weekend, he competed in the State Junior Olympics.