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    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…

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    Alaska Winter Wonderland

    Winter is a beautiful time in Alaska. Most parts of the state have snow and ice. (The Southeast panhandle sometimes gets snow, but it doesn’t always stay.) The sun is lower in the sky, which creates interesting light. That leads…

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    Winter Critters 11/9/2012

    It’s winter here, and our neighborhood critters have shifted. The seagulls and other summer birds left weeks ago. The moose have started to graze in our yards. The ravens have come down from the foothills into the city. Our neighborhood…