Even as the wind howls, the sun sets behind the ridge and the skies turn multiple colors of red and orange.
This was a strange phenomena, as the sun set New Years day it appeared as two suns once it was behind the trees. Took a photo to prove this.
Last night our neighbors had quite a party with fireworks, and we had a ring-side seat viewing them from the warm comfort of our home.
The wind is blowing pretty good, and it must be close to 100 mph up near those strung-out clouds. It is blowing 40-50 here at the lake. The sun is shining, and when out of the wind, it is lovely outside.
This morning the sunrise was quite beautiful, even looking through the trees from my studio. The weather has warmed up to the mid 40’s. Lake ice is very thin, I hope no one tries to drive out there yet. It needs to be at least 3′ thick to support a vehicle.
Nasty wind blew all night and on into today. Dust and smoke in the air. My heart goes out to the firefighters battling the blaze near Sutton, Alaska. The wooden Niebrugge Studio sign on the front porch has been banging against the wall. Not fun to take puppy Princess for potty walks.
This morning we woke to wind and rain, a hard soaking rain. It looks like it will stay that way for a few days. Last night I had a worker spray the yard with weed killer, I wonder if it had a chance to work? I guess we’ll know in a couple of days.
This morning looking south at the sunrise on the distant mountains, quite beautiful.
A gray and wet day, and not one that would entice a visit the State Fair. Maybe it will clear up a bit this afternoon.
Thunder, lightening, heavy, heavy rain. I don’t think I’ve ever seen it rain this hard. The rivers will swell-up fast, and the flooding will begin.
I looked out at the lake last evening and watched this gorgeous sunset. Beautiful Alaska.
The weather continues to be unseasonably warm, 40 degrees this morning, and the wind is still blowing. I’d like to see some snow.
Nature paints the ultimate painting, nothing man can do will eclipse the beauty of nature. This was sunset last night, with very light snowflakes floating down, our beautiful tree standing as a solitary sentinel, laden with colored lights. Alaska the beautiful.