Tag Archives: Alaska

A pair of Trumpeters

A pair of trumpeter swans are annual summer residents of the neighborhood. They nest off of a large shallow lake in the back forty, but usually arrive before the ice has gone out. For the first few weeks, they can be seen swimming in, what is really no more than a glorified puddle, until the lake thaws. The swans are not often seen in this small pond near the cabins, but they do make an appearance or two every summer. This visit took place in August of 2018.

Camera: Leica M3/135mm Leitz lens; Film: Kodak 35mm, Ektar 100


Spruce Load


To all of the readers who swing by Circle to Circle from time to time, I wish you all nothing but the best in 2019.

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the globe: End Of The Road, Alaska.


Happy Winter Solstice


High noon in Alaska’s Interior

It’s going to be an active Solstice, with a Full “Cold Moon”, and the Ursid meteor shower. The American Meteor Society expects peak activity to be around 11 sporadic meteors per hour just before dawn in the mid-Northern Hemisphere. With the full moon, they may be a tad difficult to spot.

Also early Friday morning, Mercury and Jupiter can be seen in the southeast sky just before dawn at only .9 degrees apart, which is about two moon-diameters.

The Fairbanks Weather Almanac:
Details for Dec 20, 2018

Low Temp………….. -24F
Avg Low………….. -13F
Record Low……….. -48F

High Temp……………- 7F
Avg High…………….+ 5F
Record High………….+40F

Wind……………….. 0 mph

Sunrise……………. 10:59am
Sunset…………….. 2:41pm
Length of Day………. 3 hours, 42 minutes; which was NO LOSS from the previous day!


Welcome to the Interior


Ancient Rhythms


Autumn fireweed

“When one finally arrives at
the point where schedules are
forgotten, and becomes immersed
in ancient rhythms, one begins
to live.”

— Sig Olson


Winter Birch

Camera: Leica M3, w/Leitz No.1 filter; Film: Kodak 35mm T-Max 100