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Last Rays of Sun

This is about 1030 am at the house. The sun just peaks over the trees and then sets behind the tree on the right of the pic. Indirect light from about thanksgiving until mid january



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lovely shot

13 Nov, 2008

 

It looks lovely but cold.

13 Nov, 2008

 

so pretty..do you have mostly dry days..very many over cast days?

13 Nov, 2008

 

Very good shot , but oh so cold brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

13 Nov, 2008

 

Thanks for the comments. I try to keep my cold photos on the minimum...lol.
Catfinch, I moved up to the interior alaska for the clear days. We get the snowstorms and grey days some but not like the south coast. Here there are more long sunrise and sunsets. Beautiful winter days. We get much less snow than in the past, so we are thankful of the grey snow days when they come. (I thought it was a warm day but I wont even chill anyone with the real temp). :-)

13 Nov, 2008

 

such beautiful views.

13 Nov, 2008

 

Very calming, makes you feel relaxed. great photo..

13 Nov, 2008

 

beautiful photo Greenthumb...

13 Nov, 2008

 

~very atmospheric!~
~What's the total population GT?~

13 Nov, 2008

 

From what I have been told by the Alaskan's I know.....you have to take your indoor environement out with you in a big way to be able to even stay out for a few minutes in the temps you live with there. I am amazed at your hardy love for life.

13 Nov, 2008

 

Thank you all :-)
Arlene, Fairbanks is 60,000 not counting the military base. I'm about 6 miles out of town.
Catfinch, I've grown cold skin and seldom feel the temps unless it goes below -20F. A cold day like that is otherworldly. Can't even stay warm skiing! :-) I'm in the interior so we're colder winters, hotter summers. Very extreme, and we're proud of it.

14 Nov, 2008

 

~what made you go there GT~is it research?how hot does it get during the summer~I assume you have short nights too?I am amazed you can stand -20!
Some years ago we were in the northeast and at night the temperature dropped to -10 and our breath was freezing on the inside of the windscreen!~I suppose it doesn't matter if it is dry but when it is wet and freezing it starts to get a bit risky driving!

14 Nov, 2008

 

I came as a worker at the national park in Denali. I loved it. Wide open and exotic. And we're mostly fierce independants and I like that. Summer gets up to 90F sometimes. And thats a sunny midnight of around 70-75. There's only a few hours the sun is down and no darkness. Wet and cold don't really happen together much in Fairbanks. Below 0 there is just no more humidity. Icy roads are from warmer days or changes in temperature. Most snow I sweep off the porch like dust. I wish I could say -20 was a low, but I can't. Wont mention the unmentionable until I get a good pic for it. :-)

15 Nov, 2008

 

~thanks for info! do you get polar bears or is that further north still?

15 Nov, 2008

 

Polar bear lives on the arctic ocean further north. The ocean is more southern reaching in canada. We've just grizzlies and black bear around here. :-)

15 Nov, 2008

 

All I can think of saying is Brrrrrrrrrrrr ! :)

15 Nov, 2008

 

"Just grizzlies and brown bears"- ??! That sounds amazing. The scenery too is wonderful. Please keep the chilly pictures coming.

15 Nov, 2008

 

That is a wonderful photo, GT... it is really cold looking though. much northern light activity? ...lol...just those little kodiaks...lol...lucky you! Have you made it over to the Nahanni Nat. Park (Cdn.) in the Mackenzie mountains...N.W.T.? Wow...working in Denali...I repeat..lucky you! There is scenery like no other... southerners think the Grand Canyon is something special they should take a look at the north... the last wilderness.

16 Nov, 2008

 

What an amazing view GT. It's breathtakingly beautiful there. Wish I could take the cold like you.

16 Nov, 2008

 

Yes, GT. you mentioned "cold skin" you should explain that. I think many would find that quite interesting.

16 Nov, 2008

 

Lol, Lori, I'm not sure what to say. I use that term to describe the cold immunity you get living here. In the cold I feel like my skin creates a shell over it, I just don't feel the chill, until I've been out for some time. More a dry feeling than cold. Maybe I just feel goosebumps in a different way. What do they do for us anyway? :-)

17 Nov, 2008

 

Do you still work with Denali then? I want to visit there one day....I have only been to Ketchican, my daughter has been to Ancorage...my cousin used to live in St. Mary's I believe that is pretty for north. I know quite a few folks from Homer...had a few coming through from Wasilla lately...LOL...oh my they did talk about how they felt about your govenor too...it was very interesting.

17 Nov, 2008

 

I'd bet, she was their mayor before governor. I live up in Fairbanks and work for a phone company now. I don't get down to Denali as often as I'd like. Such a surreal place. Now that I've got this place to post, I'll have to go into the real wilderness of Denali Tundra and get some pic. Might have some to scan actually. It's breathtaking there.

17 Nov, 2008

 

not talking about nociceptors and ion channels...lol... just the phenomena of getting used to cold temperatures...I've heard it called "cold skin" and had it described to me as a toughening of the skin in areas (like the face and hands) which may be exposed to extreme cold. A Cree lady, who sold moosehide mits and mukluks, explained the strings connecting mits as insurance because to lose one's mit was to lose one's hand!! Now that's cold..
.Bet you're relieved to have that long process finally decided? Your candidates go through a long ordeal...

17 Nov, 2008

 

lovely pic greenthumb

19 Nov, 2009

 

Thank you TCG. :-) Not this much snow this year.

20 Nov, 2009



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