• flag via Canva

    Memorial Day Weekend in Alaska

    My dad served in the military for over 20 years. I grew up on post housing and I’m a proud Army brat.   I put up our American flag every Memorial Day, and sometimes celebrate by going to the ceremony…

  • sun on frost

    Frosty Trees

    One of my favorite things about winter is hoarfrost. According to Britannica.com, hoarfrost is the “deposit of ice crystals on objects exposed to the free air, such as grass blades, tree branches, or leaves. It is formed by direct condensation…

  • Cook Inlet, winter solstice

    Winter Solstice

    Note: I’m running an encore blog post while I catch up with family and friends over the holidays. An earlier version of this post appeared in the AWRWA blog last winter.   To Alaskans, solstice is a big day. Our…