March 12-18, 2013
In March, as we Alaskans approach the vernal equinox, the light becomes more and more important to us. On March 21 or there abouts, we are back to being at 12 hours of daylight and darkness. It’s a big deal.
Our house is an east-west facing house. In Alaska, a north-south facing house is a little more desirable. However, this time of year and into April and May, the east-west facing is breath-taking for the light we get. Some of the pictures this week took advantage of the every-increasing day light.
The picture below was taken at 8:23. It’s our living room looking out to the west.
It’s now April 21, and we’re at full daylight until almost 10 P.M. Daylight comes on fast up here. I like the reflection of the light outside on the glass table.
As quickly as we get snow, it begins to melt as the sun gets higher and higher. This is a south facing bank that was beginning to melt.
We get lots of white beautiful snow that slowly melts into ugly gray patches. Spring is not our most beautiful time of year in Alaska.
I’ve noticed when writing this blog, I tend to take pictures at home, at work, and at the gym. These are three places I tend to spend the majority of my life. I’m not sure that is a bad or a good thing.
In Alaska, when the snow melts, it can be a time of surprise. Stuff comes out of the snow. I liked this shot because of the hole in the fence, the snow, and the mysterious crap beyond. This is a typical Alaska spring time shot.
I went to lunch on Friday at Brown Bag Sandwich company. Good sandwiches. And a fun place to get some candid shots at lunch.
What is spring without some pictures of icicles? This was one growing in our back yard.
The freeze and thaw makes for some big icicles. This isn’t the biggest one I’ve seen, but it is pretty good sized. I like the focus on it and the fuzzy background. The light on it is also pretty.
As the light comes back and pours in our living room windows, it reminds me we need to clean the windows. But it is too cold outside to do that effectively.
There are few things as beautiful as birch trees in snow with sunlight on them.
I didn’t have to go far to get this shot, it was right outside my dining room window. I wasn’t lying about how beautiful the light is this time of year. I should probably photoshop out the marks man’s tape in the upper right.
What is your favorite time of year and time of day?