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Scenic Sunday: You choose

Low-angle sun at 30 below zero can provide some beautiful shots, giving you a nice feeling for what it is like on the compound now: Here, for contrast, are some photos taken in a different month:   At this time … Continue reading

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Bird’s Day Thursday: No Turkeys Here

Happy Thanksgiving to all our readers from the USofA. As today is Bird’s Day Thursday, it’s natural to consider that avian symbol of this feast day, the turkey. Turkeys don’t reach anywhere close to Alaska, however. Another member of the … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s Tundra and Taiga: Tundra & Taiga Together

Here we very definitely are showing both tundra and taiga. This is from one of our favorite sites; it provides a magnificent overview of where we live. We are looking almost directly north to the Alaska Range; the defile is … Continue reading

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Side-tracked Saturday: just slightly misspelled

A headline from the front page of today’s New York Times: In China, ‘Audi’ Means ‘Big Shot’ Always count on the Times to make it clear for those of you who hadn’t been in the know……

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Tuesday’s Tundra & Taiga: Do you feel lucky? Well, do you?

Two sets of these signs, this one and on the other side of the road, go up here in Paxson each October.  A matching set appears at the other end of the Denali Highway, in Cantwell. The last winter fatalities … Continue reading

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Monday’s Back At The Ranch: Website Wobblies

Not that anyone already reading this blog often needs to look at our website – usually, it’s website readers who learn of the blog, thus the flow proceeds in that direction – but today’s post is mostly to state that … Continue reading

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Scenic Sunday: Surreal Sidewalk Scenery

 

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Side-tracked Saturday: Now, THAT explains quite a lot

Side-tracked Saturday is an occasional. A bon mot, or something shiny that caught this magpie’s eye. For today: One of this summer’s guests related how he asked of a certain eatery in Alaska – no names now – “What is … Continue reading

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Foodie Friday: At -24º, Summer’s Over!

Some wintry weather descended upon the upper Gulkana valley this week. Yesterday’s dawn low was -24ºF/-31ºC, and the mid-day high -10º .  We’re – almost – ready for the cold, and the dark, and the slow business we’ll be enduring … Continue reading

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Birds’ Day Thursday: Northern three-toed woodpecker

Even non-birders have at least a passing knowledge of woodpeckers – except perhaps those living in Australasia or Madagascar, where this order is absent.  Even there, the presence of Woody Woodpecker likely has made its mark. And of the 179 … Continue reading

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