Category Archives: Physical Environment

Cross Mountain Snow Comparison 12 Years Apart

Cross Mountain (Cupola Peak on the maps) is a distinctive peak rising out of Silver Bay near Sitka. It’s been a subject of photographs for nearly 100 years (and perhaps more). My history taking pictures of it only goes back … Continue reading

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Sunset View of Mt. Edgecumbe

Thinking there might be another colorful sunset and deciding I had recovered enough from recent illness to try and work on conditioning, I was motivated to get up to the first viewpoint along Verstovia trail. As it turned out, after … Continue reading

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Sunset Color

As the sun was setting this afternoon, the sky became too colorful to ignore, so I spent a little time enjoying the fire-tinged clouds from my house.

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Glacial Retreats on Baranof Island

I’ve been following a weblog called From a Glacier’s Perspective for some time, and had been particularly interested in the posts about glaciers in Southeast Alaska. I recently left a comment to request the author take a look at Baranof … Continue reading

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Lunar Eclipse

Last night I slept fitfully as I wanted to see the lunar eclipse due to take place between 3am and 5am. I did get up to watch for about a half an hour either side of the full eclipse. I … Continue reading

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Crescent Moon, Mars, and Venus

Last evening there was a nice conjunction of the crescent moon, Mars and Venus. Tonight Mars and Venus will appear even closer in the sky (though the moon will be farther away), though with overcast conditions, it seems very unlikely … Continue reading

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