This is What Our Cabin Looked Like Tonight

It was really pretty, so I took a picture. But then I came back inside. Because it is cold. The Sun rises a little after 9am, and sets before 4pm, but when it's clear and...

Nocturnal Visitor

This little guy came to our suet feeder tonight for a few minutes. He's a northern flying squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus yukonensis). It was a cute little thing with huge eyes. I've never seen one that...

Fairbanks, Alaska

Night view of Fairbanks from the top of Murphy Dome. Kate and I haven't spent a whole lot of time in Fairbanks since getting here. So, we thought it would be a good day to...

Nanooks Won!

Kate and I went to a hockey game tonight between the UAF Nanooks and the Michigan Wolverines with one of Kate's friends and her family. It was a lot of fun and the Nanooks wiped...

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner – Bear swipes at boy on way to school in Alaska town

Alaska is like that town that was near your town, but you would always say, "careful around that place. It's crazy."Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - Bear swipes at boy on way to school in Alaska town

A Day of Firsts

Today I voted for the first time in the state of Alaska. Also, today our brand new car broke something fierce. Today was my first witnessed continuous sunrise/sunset. While Kate was driving me to school...

Sunrise from home

I finally had the chance to sleep in after one of the longest and hardest work weeks I have ever had. I think I worked an average of 16 hours a day this week, including...

Murphy Dome at night

I have a lot of new pictures I would like to share, I hope you don't mind. Jason and Alex, fellow grad students, and I drove up to Murphy Dome to try to photograph the...

Yesterday: Sunrise to Sunset

Yesterday the Sun rose at 9:00 am Alaska time. Every day here is a totally new play on the lighting over the Tanana Valley and the Alaska Range. Yesterday was exceptional: clear, cold, bits o'...

Richardson Highway – Salcha, Harding Lake, Chena Lake, Chena River and North Pole

Kate and I went for a drive again, this time driving southeast on the Alaska Highway.  This is the same route we took into Alaska, but it was fairly overcast on the day we arrived...

Northern Lights

The aurora stopped by again tonight and I was camera ready. With the help of spaceweather.com it's pretty easy to stay on top of things. The statistical auroral oval provided by NOAA lets me know...

Plugging for the little guys

I want to start advocating for the use of more opensource software.  There is a whole philosophy with a lot of programmers that software should be freely distributed, many of them work incredibly hard to...

Good Morning

Morning sunrise (9:13am, official sunrise today occurred at 8:47am) and Otis looking the wrong way.It was 10 degrees [F] this morning, 11 with the wind chill? So, the actual temperature at our house must have...

Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Fairbanks!

Today is October 11th!  The temperature forecast for Dover, NH is 62 [deg F];  Stillwater, MN will be 76;  Cincinnati, OH will be about 86.  Here in Fairbanks it will be 31 and guess what! ...

Good Morning

At 7:40 am this morning there was no sun. Dawn had begun about 40 minutes earlier and now while I am writing this at 8:01 am it is still dawn. The Sun won't rise for...

Recent photos

Some of you may have noticed that the quality of my flickr photos have gotten a little better recently. It doesn't have anything to do with my photography skills. You could throw a camera at...

Aurora Tonight!

And it was a great show. It lasted about one hour, but was only really bright, and I mean REALLY bright for about 10 or 15 minutes. I've seen the whole sky lit up pretty...

Elliot Highway

Kate and I took a drive up the Elliott Highway today. It starts in Fox, just north of Fairbanks and ends at the Manley Hot Springs after crossing the famous Dalton Highway. I had hoped...