Posted by Lee Petersen | July 1, 2011
Nighttime storms

The clouds building to the east, light from the Midnight Sun, rain in the lower right corner, blue-darkened sky to the north, all around incredible lighting situation.Rumbles of thunder shook...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | July 1, 2011
After some rain

Ballaine Lake at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks. The weather finally cleared up after about 3 days of gloominess. It was nice to see some blue skies and sunshine...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | June 26, 2011
Finally A Break

The fireweed is starting to bloom in the backyard.When I posted a picture on flickr a couple of weeks ago my friend Jason said, "Finally new stuff. I thought you...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | June 19, 2011
Murphy Dome: Wildflowers and Wildfires

Kate and I went for a walk on Murphy Dome yesterday. The temps in Fairbanks hit the mid-high 70's, but up in the hills it was a comfortable 64. The...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | June 7, 2011
Hayes Creek residents urged to leave as Hastings Fire nears

This thing is getting crazy. We could see the smoke plume from college road yesterday afternoon. The Newsminer is reporting that it has burned more than 12,000 acres already and...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | June 2, 2011
Lightning Causing New Wildfires

The smoke was really bad yesterday. I hoped that it would drive off the mosquitoes a bit, but it didn't. The closest one to us is the Hastings fire, about...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | May 31, 2011
Hastings Fire

A new fire is burning a little further north and west of the Moose Mountain fire of last week right on the Chatanika River. Just like with the previous fire...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | May 30, 2011
The Sun part blah / Wishing for darkness

The Sun rose this morning at 3:39 am. Fine, whatever. The Sun will set tomorrow morning at 12:01 am. Crap. Solar midnight happens at about 1:48 am here, so when...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | May 30, 2011
Murphy Dome in the Light of Day

Frickin' gorgeous place this is . . .Kate and I drove up Murphy Dome and explored some of the trails a bit. I realized that this was the first time...

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Posted by Lee Petersen | May 29, 2011
A summer-like walk in the backyard

It started out innocent enough, just stroll through the trails behind the house. Sure, there were a few bugs, it was 82° F and there was a lot of mushy...

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