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Oh boy, lots going on. Our weather is transitioning… we just had several days of chilly, near zero temps but glorious, brilliant, clear skies and a nice layer of gleaming white hoarfrost on the trees. Yesterday, most of the hoarfrost … Continue reading

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Well it has been an interesting several days here in Anchorage. It is still warm here (low temps are above are above average highs) and no measurable snowfall at our level. Last week we rediscovered two trumpeter swans on the … Continue reading

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We went for a hike in our new park a couple miles away. It was the grand opening. The trail makes a short loop with a spur than goes down nearly to sea level. It was a pleasant little hike. … Continue reading

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Until Sept 12 or 13, Anchorage had tied the record of 18 continuous days of measurable rainfall. Everyone was tired of the weather (mind you, this near record rainfall followed 2 months or more of wonderful sunny, dry weather that … Continue reading

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Fall is beginning to show itself here. State Fair is nearly over. pumpkins are big http://www.adn.com/2013/08/27/3045860/hole-in-one-anchorage-pumpkin.html . Duck season is starting. we have more than 30 cups of raspberries in the freezer. I have been eating about 3/4 cup cereal … Continue reading

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It is hard to imagine how many kinds of extreme sports go on in Alaska (dog mushing, long distance races on foot, ski, snowmachine, river boats, etc. Just about now is the start time for the granddaddy of mountain racing. … Continue reading

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I went out earlier to get psyched up enough to mow the lawn (hardly my favorite task). I was pleasantly surprised to see a chickadee in a small spruce tree in the front yard. Another. And another. There seven or … Continue reading

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WOW!  it was 90deg here yesterday.    Oh, wait, that was on the deck in the bright late afternoon sun. On the east side of the house, it was 70. But this is great summer weather for Anchorage.

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To get a sense of what remote Alaska, USA is like, check out: http://www.adn.com/2013/05/25/2914604/seth-kantner-nothing-tops-little.html

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It snowed here last night! Nearly half inch on the ground at our house. 0.3 inches at the airport. It is highly unusual to have snow this late in the year. Last year, we set a snowfall record for Anchorage; … Continue reading

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