After spending 54 years from birth to 2008 living in Iowa I was presented with an opportunity to live in Fairbanks, Alaska. My blog is a diary of the adventure to get to Alaska, day to day life in Alaska, as well as facts for loved ones left behind in the Lower 48. Enjoy.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Summer 2010

Flower bed outside Brian and Camilla's apartment. Nate built us a huge garden (32' x 4') in which we planted head lettuce, radishes, cabbage, green beans, snap peas, celery, broccoli, brussell sprouts, basil, carrots, tomatoes, cantaloupe, watermelon, cucumbers, spaghetti squash, and I can't remember what all else. I'll post pix of it at a later time.

House for sale - only a couple of blocks from us. Won't you be our neighbor?

Winners of two stock car race heats. In Alaska women participate equally in all sports including hunting, fishing, trapshooting, dog mushing, etc. People are people in Alaska regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, etc. Prejudism doesn't exist. That's something I can live with.

I spent about an hour taking pix of this butterfly enjoying a flowering tree. Alaska permits people to do enjoyable things without feeling guilty.

Reflection of the "sunset" taken after midnight.

Another photo taken after midnight. Long summer days blend right into long summer nights. It seems we have two seasons, the light season where everyone gets outdoors and enjoys being outdoors and the dark season where people hunker down and enjoy being homebodies, leaving home for work and to participate in or observe intermittent outdoor activities. We're awake a lot during the summer and "catch up" on our sleep in the winter.