Beautimous day

I soaked in the beauty that was the sun for two hours.  Just laying there on the tundra by myself.  It was wonderful.  This was the view from my picnic blanket.

Drum roll please….

The SUN! After 63 or so long days without it, it’s back to stay for a while. Today was the first day it was visible above the horizon in Barrow after yesterday was cloudy. Thankfully today was beautiful and clear, if frigidly cold. I wasn’t the only person who bothered to drive down Fresh Water Lake Rd. to gawk at the beautiful rays beaming at us.

T is for Tuttu

With the return of the sun, it seems like life is starting to wake up again in the arctic. Maybe this is just my perception after holing up in the house during the two months of darkness, but people are out hunting and (to me) anyway it seems that spirits have lifted as each day brings more light and with it beautiful colors. It’s almost like the new year in the arctic should begin on the first day the sun comes up. We’ve also been blessed with some warm weather, which has made getting outside and enjoying it that much …