After some rain

Posted by lwpetersen | July 1, 2011 | Fairbanks

Ballaine Lake - HDR

Ballaine Lake at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks. The weather finally cleared up after about 3 days of gloominess. It was nice to see some blue skies and sunshine again.

UAF TrailsFairbanks has been a little chilly and rainy as of late. The last few days the high temperatures were only in the 50’s. This afternoon the clouds cleared up, the Sun peaked out, the sky turned blue and I went for a walk back on the campus trails. The mosquitoes were bad, but the trails were fairly nice anyway. At least until you get to the classic interior water-bogs. There were a lot of dragonflies and the trails were mostly grassy, different from what I am used to. Most of the trails are winter trails, so they are only really passable in the winter or with good tall boots.

During the rain I have been working on my website and science blog. If you haven’t seen it yet you should check it out: www.everythingphysics.com. It still needs a lot of work, but I’ve made a lot of progress on it.

Here are a few more pictures from today:
Forest Floor

Everything is turning magnificent green and the trees just grow right out of it.

Dragonfly
Caught him while shooting some flowers back on the UAF trail system. The wing structure is so freaking cool.

Blue bells
Sun comes out after the rain and sends some light through the water drops on the blue bells.

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