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Gray Jay

Another bird to add to our tick list. This one was seen on the McKay Creek Trail, off the Steese Highway a little past Chatanika.

Take off your jacket folks, it’s warming up!

That's right, we are welcoming high temps in the mid-forties! Sure, it still gets cold at night, but it's nice to go out and do stuff in the day and not need the heavy Primaloft...

To Do in Fairbanks 3: (Day) Go See a Dogsled Race, (Night) Watch the Aurora

I think a lot of people are put-off by the idea of visiting Fairbanks in the winter because of the cold temperatures. Ok, I won't lie, it's freaking cold here. How cold? Well, I managed...

Calling All Friends. . .

Come on up toWell, not today though. It was 10 below this morning and I have homework due this afternoon. Tomorrow might be good though. Denali this weekend?After the late night Quantum and E&M homework...

Campus Walk

(Click any photo to go to flicker/make bigger)Needing to take a break from grading, Jason and I took off to walk around campus yesterday and took some pictures. The first thing we stumbled upon was...

The Days are Getting Longer

The nice thing is that we are now waking up to the light. It's been weird with the Sun rising after 8 am for the last (almost) six months.I've already started noticing the physical effects...

The Brightest I’ve seen yet

Tuesday night, or actually early Wednesday morning I walked out to see bands streaking across the entire sky. The bands ran the usual east to west, but there were so many they covered the entire...

A Really Awesome Saturday in Fairbanks

We had Thai House for lunch, which is awesome. We went home and had reindeer dogs for dinner; the good ones that we got from the farmer's market last fall. We also went to the...

It’s a mad winter I tell you. . . Mad

March 21st and the first day of Spring is approaching fast. The temperature here has yet to go above freezing. Well, I guess there was that day in January, but that was just weird. Then...

The Horror

Last week Thursday I felt a little ill. Nothing horrible, I was a little weak and sniffly. Friday morning I felt the same, but went to work anyway. I started feeling a little worse so...

Good Thing This Place is so Pretty

Because, man it's cold. Last night I stood outside for a little over an hour just to get a few aurora shots as the temperature dropped to -30° F. I thought to myself as the...

2011 World Ice Art Championships

The only thing I could ever imagine doing when it's -10° F is walking around in an ice enclosed ice park. So naturally Kate and I got in the car and drove to the World...

Photo Projects

I'm working on a couple different photo projects right now so that I'm forced stay motivated on taking pictures of this freaking beautiful state and not always cooped up in the office. My first project...

What’s there to do in 12-16 inches of snow? Let’s follow Alex!

That's a lot of snow! Can I go under it? No. Can I go over it? Maybe. Can I go around it? Not really. I'll have to go through it!Aaaaarrrrrr!??????!!!Don't worry, there's probably not anything...

Birds and Moose!

You know I've been busy when I haven't had time to blog about wildlife encounters. First Kate and I saw two white-winged crossbills. Kate wants to post about them, so I'll just give this one...

Snowy Sunday

Today it is snowing. This is the second 'significant' snowfall we've had in a week. Most of the time it snows only one or two inches at a time here, but it has really built...

Lots and Lots of Aurora All Over the Place

It's been a good couple of nights, and last night left me breathless.Classes and work are in full force again so I don't have a lot of time to make new posts. I'll soon make...

Probably Missing Aurora

It's so lousy when we have 15 clear nights in a row and almost no aurora, then a solar windstream crosses Earth's path while the Sun is still up. Pictures flood out of Norway, Sweden,...