A few small, lone spruce trees on the flat summit of Table Top Mountain in the White Mountain National Recreation Area. The groundcover is still brown, scattered with dark talus rocks and the landscape seems to go on forever under lightly overcast skies.
Posted by Lee Petersen | May 26, 2024
Table Top Mountain Trail Flora – May 25, 2024

Sparse spruce and the seemingly endless landscape in the White Mountain National Recreation Area, Alaska Cat and I headed to the Table Top Mountain Trail late on Saturday, May 25....

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Weekly Update
Posted by Lee Petersen | May 25, 2024
Weekly Update

I've been searching for a way to share my latest life events, photos, and the stories behind them more regularly. While my previous attempts at a 'photo of the day'...

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Reflections
Posted by Lee Petersen | May 24, 2024
Reflections

It's a bit rainy this morning, certainly reflecting my melancholy mood. This week, two people, seemingly from a past life, passed away. It pains me that I say "past life."...

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The view from the ridge just south of Wickersham Dome. Rain can be seen falling in the valley over the winding Elliott Highway far below while the hillside is showing signs of green-up. Bright sunlight filters in through the dark clouds, illuminating some of the surrounding landscape.
Posted by Lee Petersen | May 19, 2024
Some photos from home and from Wickersham Dome

Yesterday was a fantastic day of hiking and photography in Alaska. I updated a wildflower guide, captured a black-capped chickadee collecting nest material, and hiked Wickersham Dome, unexpectedly meeting an...

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Small Things, Spring Things, and Broken Things
Posted by Lee Petersen | May 17, 2024
Small Things, Spring Things, and Broken Things

Appreciating small things through macro photography with lots of images from spring in Fairbanks, Alaska, and some comparison from DSLR and smartphone photos.

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Spring Bouldering and Other Climbing Stuff
Posted by Lee Petersen | May 16, 2024
Spring Bouldering and Other Climbing Stuff

I climb a thing while my spotters laugh at me, and Cat takes a picture Last weekend, I enjoyed some quality time climbing and bouldering with friends at Tr'at'egheth No'...

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Website and Newsletter Updates
Posted by Lee Petersen | May 15, 2024
Website and Newsletter Updates

I have some exciting news to share regarding my newsletter and paid content. After careful consideration, I’ve decided to transition away from platforms like Substack, Ko-fi, and Patreon. Here’s what...

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Willow Macros – Getting Closer
Posted by Lee Petersen | April 26, 2024
Willow Macros – Getting Closer

A male willow catkins with red anthers on white filaments, starting to open to reveal pollen | Prints and Wall Art Last May, I devoted considerable time to photographing the...

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More Wildflowers and Online Guide Updates
Posted by Lee Petersen | April 8, 2024
More Wildflowers and Online Guide Updates

As spring approaches, I'm focusing on enhancing my Alaska Wildflower Guide with updates and new articles. This post details my upcoming plans to refine guide articles for better identification and...

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March 24, 2024 – Keeping a Watchful Eye on the Aurora
Posted by Lee Petersen | March 24, 2024
March 24, 2024 – Keeping a Watchful Eye on the Aurora

The next couple of nights might be good times to watch the sky. On March 23, a strong X1.1 flare from 2 sunspots released an associated coronal mass ejection (CME)...

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