I have noticed this winter that not all the leaves have fallen off the blueberry and huckleberry bushes. So far, all the ones I have seen with leaves have been quite short (a foot or less). I wonder if it is due to the mild winter or if this is a regular occurance. Some of … Read more
The weather continues to be quite warm. I read in the paper today that Sitka was tied for the high in the state yesterday at 47 degrees. The weather forecast indicates that it might get a little cooler over the coming days, although not below freezing. It was mostly overcast today with occasional patches of … Read more
The beach grass appears to be sending up new shoots. I also noticed that the alder leaves are starting to open up on the tree in the neighbor’s yard.
It has been a mild winter here this year. There has only been one signficant (>1 inch) snowfall in town so far. On only a few days has the snow level dropped below 2700 feet (estimated by observing the fresh snow on the mountains). Despite this atypical warmth, it has still felt like winter. Part … Read more
[originally written in a paper journal, subsequently published on my older site.] Went to Medvejie with dad and Uncle Andy today. Got a ride out with some hatchery workers in the morning. By the time we got to the lake, the sun was just getting into the bottom of the valley as it rose above … Read more
[originally written in a paper journal, subsequently published on my older site.] Jonathan and I went up Verstovia. It was the first time I had ever gone up to the main (3300+ feet) peak. the sun was shining brightly which ended up causing slight sunburn for both of us. It was nice that there was … Read more