Thursday, November 4, 2010

Winter Wonderland

**Being a newbie up here, I am completely enchanted with the novelty of all things unique to Alaska. So you are going to hear about it. 

Days and nights are differentiated right now by the whether or not it is light outside. For most people, this would be quite normal except in Alaska the sun doesn't rise until about 9:30 am. Since my son is such a good sleeper, in between feedings I sleep on and off from midnight until about 10. 

So when I finally crawl out of bed with the attitude that the day is starting, I open up my blackout blinds to a winter wonderland. No kidding. I wouldn't be surprised if one day I saw little nutcrackers marching across my yard and ballerinas pirouetting in their tutus. The snow collects on the branches of the birch trees that frame our backyard. The light gracefully glints across the snow turning into a sparkle-fest. It's so quiet.

My photography doesn't do it justice but I submit to you anyhow,  the first taken about ten and the second around noon...

Of course the best part is that I look down and see this face.

Life is really really good.



  1. YEAH! Gorgeous! Being south of Australia, I'm at the other extreme enjoying the extended light in the evening that make me feel more alive for longer. (Of course the other side of that is I had a REALLY dark winter. This last winter was the darkest ever because it wasn't just sun that was gone - it was my son too.)

  2. I am perfectly charmed by both views. :)

  3. Been following your blog for a while but just now commenting to say I live in Eagle River and isn't the snow beautiful!? Welcome to Alaska :)

  4. Absolutely beautiful! Both your son and the landscape :)

  5. Oh, how amazing! What a fantastic post :) Enjoy your winter wonderland.

  6. So beautiful (both the landscape and the little one)! Have a great weekend!

  7. What a beautiful sight! I had to slap my self, because for a second I thought how nice it would be to have a backyard like that, but then I remembered that I would have to live in Alaska for that... :)