Alaska's Winter Horizon

Alaska's Winter Horizon

Friday, December 21, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Well, it's that time of year for our Christmas trip to Tennessee. We'd like to thank everyone for checking the blog out and we'd like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We'll be back in Alaska in two weeks. See you then!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Enjoying the new snow

 In the middle of last week, we emerged from the deep freeze... briefly at least. We enjoyed the first snowfall in several weeks. We probably got about 10 inches of snow downtown.

Enough for me to make a fairly good snow angel.
 The snowfall did set a record for the day.
 Just seeing the temperatures in the mid-20s to around 30 for a couple of days was worth the extra trouble of driving through all the new snow. Greg and I took the opportunity to get out briefly Wednesday night to walk over to the mall and check out the official Christmas tree in town square.

 Sorry we still haven't taken the night photography class so these pictures leave a lot to be desired. We'll call them abstract art!
 Greg wasn't feeling well so we stayed in most of the weekend.
 Next week we will be getting ready for our trip to Tennessee for the holidays.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

December 2, 2012

Judging by these pictures, you can tell this entry's theme is COLD! For over three weeks now, it has been sunny, clear, and cold every day. We have not had this many sunny days and clear weather in any month since we've been in Alaska. Snowfall is definitely below average. We barely had any snow the entire month of November but last year we had over 2 feet during that month!
 Just by looking at some of the iced over roads and parking lots you'd think we'd had some type of precipitation. Instead, it's a buildup of the heavy frost we have experienced.

 With the daytime highs hovering around 15 degrees and below, it just doesn't melt.
 I am within a week and half of finishing these 3 Master's courses for this semester. It has been overwhelming but I think I see a light at the end of the tunnel.

 Greg is loving his job detail at Campbell Creek Science Center. He really believes in what they do there and is amazed at the dedication of the staff.

He snapped these artsy pictures when we got out and about Saturday.

 These are a little different from our usual photos, we welcome your comments and critiques.