Little islands of moss covered forest floor appear in the snow. Spring in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Posted by lwpetersen | April 8, 2019
Photo of the Week – “Spring is Here”

"Spring is Here" - Photo of the week ending March 31, 2019 We are entering the grossest season of the year here in Fairbanks. The snow is melting and what...

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Night Sky over the Chena River along the Angel Rocks Trail.
Posted by lwpetersen | March 27, 2019
Photo of the Week – “Night Sky over the Chena”

"Night Sky over the Chena River" - Photo of the week ending March 24, 2019 On March 20th there was a coronal mass ejection resulting from a solar flare. It...

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Cat tries to tie her hat at Granite Tors
Posted by lwpetersen | March 22, 2019
Photo of the Week – “Tors in Winter”

"Tors in Winter" Photo of the week ending March 17, 2019 This week's photo of the week is of Cat trying to tie her hat on tight with mittens on...

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Looking at Double Mountain over the frozen Savage River in Denali National Park.
Posted by lwpetersen | March 18, 2019
Photo of the Week – “Icy Savage River”

“Icy Savage River” — Photo of the week ending March 10, 2019 Looking at Double Mountain over the icy Savage River in Denali National Park & Preserve. Taken on March...

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Aurora Borealis spiral over a boreal forest
Posted by lwpetersen | March 17, 2015
Photo of the Week – “Northern Lights Spiral”

"Northern Lights Spiral" -- Photo of the week ending February 7, 2015 The northern lights in a spiral, from the display on February 1st, 2015. You can read about and...

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Excellent light in the early afternoon as the sun hung right over the hills behind me. We were walking through beautiful, scenic taiga for a while, but to me something seemed to stand out with these small black spruce. If you don't know it, I am a lover of these boreal forests. These 4 trees in the foreground really stood out and seemed to both frame the scene as the subject of it. You see through it the rest of the open taiga and forest all the way up the hills in the background. Simple and expansive.
Posted by lwpetersen | February 15, 2015
Photo of the Week — “4 Trees in the Light”

4 Trees in the Light" - Photo of the week ending January 31, 2015 The light was excellent in the early afternoon as the sun hung right over the hills...

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Snow-clad spruce trees at sunrise. Sunrises have to be one of my favorite things about Fairbanks, next to the aurora, and the mountain range to our south. Our sparse boreal forests give nice open views of the sky too. I love seeing those subtle arctic blues behind the brilliant colors. Almost every morning in the winter is wonderful!
Posted by lwpetersen | February 1, 2015
Photo of the Week — “Spruce Ballroom”

“Spruce Ballroom” — photo of the week ending January 24, 2015 [In my "Alaska Skies" album] Snow-clad spruce trees at sunrise. Sunrises have to be one of my favorite things...

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At 2 pm we're just about a month past the winter solstice, but the sun still doesn't get very high in the sky. Peeking through the trees in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Posted by lwpetersen | January 23, 2015
Photo of the week — “2 PM”

“2 PM” – Photo of the week ending January 17, 2014 [Boreal Forest Album] We're just about a month past the winter solstice, but the sun still doesn't get very...

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Aurora over snow-covered forest.
Posted by lwpetersen | January 15, 2015
Photo of the week — “Northern Lights”

“Northern Lights” — photo of the week ending January 10, 2015 After about 20 minutes of bright aurora bands filling the sky, it seemed like the display was fading, the...

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Aurora Landscape in Black and White. A gorgeous moonlit boreal forest in Fairbanks under a sky filled with aurora.
Posted by lwpetersen | January 7, 2015
Photo of the week — “Aurora Landscape”

“Aurora Landscape” — photo of the week ending January 3, 2015 Everything was so still. Except for the sky. The sky was crawling. The cold snow crunched beneath my feet...

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