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Yep. Barometer was in fine form for her photo shoot. (We didn’t drive to the base for shopping on Friday due to my husband having a day off, so she posed for my self-imposed 52-week Barometer Mountain on Saturday the 17th at about 4:30. We had the same weather on Friday, for the most part.)

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In her close up, you can see greenish tint on the lower third of the mountain. Yay for spring! Also, you can see the still snow-covered spots toward her top. This is Alaska, you know.

On the way, we stopped and took a walk around Boy Scout Lake, in the picture below. If you squint really hard, you can see the six wind turbines on Pillar Mountain in the background. Still a lot of brown, so we’re still early in spring. I promise, you will soon see why we are called the Emerald Isle of America.

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On our walk around Boy Scout Lake, we saw pieces of moss forest. The moss ground cover and spruce-shaded ground makes it feel like you’re in a fairy tale.

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Here’s where your jaw will drop. Our high temperature was 77 degrees–yep! 77 degrees. The low on Saturday was 69. 5:42 AM was sunrise, and the sun set at 10:31 PM. Makes it hard to settle down and think about sleep. 🙂 We had a total of 18 hours and 41 minutes of visible light. When the dog needed to go out at 4:30 in the morning (ugh), we had plenty of light due to the sun not going very far under the horizon this far north; that’s what we mean by visible light compared to length of day.

And that’s why we like blackout curtains in these here parts!

Blessings!

Voni

PS: Check out Weather Underground for a fantastic weather info source

 

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