Tuesday, December 29, 2015

A Brand New Day


It's that in-between time. Christmas is over but the new year hasn't yet started. Here in Anchorage, it's dark. Today we only have five hours and thirty-three minutes of daylight, and the sky is overcast so even that daylight is gray and flat. On top of that, we're having a Chinook, a warm wind that blows down the mountains and is melting our meager covering of snow, so once the sun goes down, parking lots will be ice rinks and the night will be that much darker.

But things are looking up. We have almost ten minutes more of daylight than we did on winter solstice a week ago. The new year is coming, along with resolutions and goals and a chance for new beginnings. Summer will come again, and the world will be green.

And, as a consolation for the nasty wind, just look at this morning's sunrise behind the Chugach mountains. 

A new day begins ...



Happy New Year!

7 comments:

  1. So envious, Alaska is somewhere I long to go!

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    1. You definitely should. It's lovely, especially in the summer. Hope to see you here someday.

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  2. Beautiful photo... don't know if I could live through the long dark days of Alaskan winters.

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  3. But in summer the days are more than nineteen hours long and it's never really very dark. Fireworks are better on New Year's than July 4th.

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    1. Ooo, Alaskan summer days sound wonderful :)

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  4. Happy New Year! And that picture is just so gorgeous!

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  5. May this year bring everything you hope for.

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