Posted by lwpetersen | May 5, 2014
On the verge of green at Angel Rocks

Over the weekend the birch trees greened up here in Fairbanks, a bit early this year. It probably helps that we've had a few days in the 70's already. The...

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Posted by lwpetersen | February 10, 2014
Aurora Borealis – February 8, 2014

Another late night/early morning, surprise showing of the northern lights.  "No time! Run down the street with the camera in your pajamas!" The bands started to shimmer and move ....

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Posted by lwpetersen | January 2, 2014
Aurora Borealis – January 1, 2014

You couldn't ask for much more; we had a phenomenal (if not short) northern lights display on the first night of the year 2014. I took the dog out for...

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Posted by lwpetersen | September 30, 2013
Sunrises and rainy day walks

The color in the sky before we got to UAF on Friday was spectacular. It faded quickly as the Sun broke over the horizon. I just barely managed to get...

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Posted by lwpetersen | August 19, 2013
To do in Fairbanks: Picking blueberries in August

See the full gallery here. Sunday was just another one of 'those' days on Murphy Dome. The 80 degree temperatures have finally gone away and the forecast mentioned it would...

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Posted by lwpetersen | August 4, 2012
To Do in Fairbanks: Go for a walk – UAF or Murphy Dome, get beer at Silver Gulch

After a night of barely sleeping and being woken by a barking dog in between bouts of staring at the ceiling it's comforting to have to put on warm slippers...

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Posted by lwpetersen | June 5, 2012
Walk near Moose Mountain

Last year there was a big fire up near Moose Mountain. Kate and I could see the smoke from Denali Elementary School on the south side of Fairbanks and it...

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Posted by lwpetersen | May 14, 2012
Saturday Walk

Just now the birch leaves are starting to open in Fairbanks. Many of the willows and alders are still barren near us, only a few of the smaller ones are...

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