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Summer Fun

Wow! The summer is flying by. Already our days are shorter. The sun is at a different angle in the sky, and we do not enjoy broad daylight at 4:30 in the morning when I am out with the dogs. By 10:30 at night there is a distinct darkness of early dusk,...

Summertime in Alaska and CoolSculpting Event July 18!

As predicted, May ended with full greenery on all the trees. Not predicted, however, was the new snow in the mountains over Memorial Day weekend. I’ll let my friends from North Carolina think about that for a minute…snow on Memorial Day. Not kidding....

Team Effort

May is a month of big change here in Alaska. It begins brown, with melting all around, yet there can still be days when we awake to new snow on the mountain tops. By month’s end, it will be gloriously green. In the process of this transition, we will...

Snow Fall, Fur Rondy, Iditarod – Oh My!

For those of you in the lower 48 watching your early spring flowers begin to peek out from the ground, let me explain March in Alaska to you. At this point we have been shoveling since just around Halloween. We frankly go a bit stir crazy, and with the...

Happy New Year! Happy Birthday!

Time flies. Another holiday season is packed away. The new year awaits us all like a clean slate. And here in Alaska, we can already see the hint of the return of sunlight. Mind you, the days are still short – and it is definitely cold – but...

Happy Holidays!!!

We have had our first significant snowfall (though it did melt and blow away), the carved pumpkins have softened, and every morning seems a bit cooler. It must be the holiday season. As I write this Thanksgiving is a mere 3 weeks away. Followed more quickly...

BOO!

And just like that October is upon us. The year is flying by. October marks the official weather shift to winter here in Alaska. Hunting trips have been extended due to storms limiting return access. Snow is covering several mountain tops. Frost greets...

COOL NIGHT OUT!

Summer is fading and the days are shorter. There is a distinct chill in the air every morning and each night when I am out with the dogs. School is back in session, and fishing trip plans are giving way to hunting trip plans here in Alaska. Here at Mat-Su...

Happy Anniversary, Happy Birthday, Happy Fourth of July

The summer is flying by here in Southcentral Alaska. The fireweed is higher than usual for this time of year, and some plants are in full bloom. For my friends in the lower 48, this is either amazingly good news that the summer came early and has been...

Summer Time

June is the peak of summer here in Alaska. The days are long. The official daylight hours are listed at over 20 hours, but even the dark is barely dusk. It will go on like this, and then the longest day of the year, the Summer Solstice arrives on June...