Woke up to another clear, but cold day here in Moose Pass. If I was a photographer, I would be out taking shots of the nearby mountain peaks. For those of you outside Alaska, it is sort of like being surrounded by Disneyland's Matterhorn. Temperatures staying in the zero to plus ten range still, but in another month we will be seeing mostly above freezing temps as the first of April often brings us a beautiful burst of the arriving Spring.
Good Morning to All: Seems that it's another early morning for the old man. Three hours of sleep and I'm wide awake and I'm finding I do some of my best writing on these early mornings and then enjoy a a nice nap.
Yesterday was a really beautiful day, with the temperature reaching 34 degrees, the skies so blue it made the snowy peaks just glow with radiance...and no wind. With a need for fresh air I set on the porch for a bit, then realized 34 degrees was still a bit chilly and came back inside.
The Blizzard that hit early yesterday morning hot so fast and so hard I thought we were sure to lose a window or two. I woke up to what I thought was a large tractor-trailer rig coming down the highway and then the first heavy gust struck the house. This was a bit unusual for us, but here in Moose Pass we get winds from three mountain passes; two from the north and one from the south.
Good morning: Yes, it is another very early morning as I am up at 2:30 a.m., wide awake and ready to write. Sky appears clear so the snow must be over and temperature is dropping back down to zero degrees. I believe we got about 2 inches, but the winds hit and it made for some dangerous driving.
Happy Valentine's Day to one and all. I woke up this morning to clear skies as I viewed the shimmering stars in the sky. Now it is daylight and my valley here is as beautiful as ever. As you have all learned over the years, I find Alaska the most wonderful place to live. But, there have been times when freezing in below zero temperatures I doubted my sanity in staying here.
Good morning to all: 20-degrees on the plus side of zero today, with clear skies. Mountains are quite majestic in appearance with the snow cascading down their hillsides. The spruce are currently almost all uncovered, adding a lot of green the mountain sides. When a good dumping of snow occurs, then everything is simply white, until the winds arrive and off comes the snow from the trees.
A very good morning to all on this coolish February morning. I hope to think our winter is going by rapidly, but sometimes I'm just not so sure. The best thing about winter is my view of the majestic mountains that surround our valley, the stillness, no mosquitoes and the number of tourists grow smaller. Oh, usually I enjoy tourists, their many questions about Alaska, watching their delight in being here. It's just the traffic they bring with them that passes by my home at all hours. But this is mainly due to Alaska's lack of highways.
Greetings: Another fine and beautiful morning here in the metropolis of Moose Pass, population roughly 260 people. It is early, still very dark outside and temperature is cold. But, this is a great little town to live in, with a lot of good people living out their lives and most of them are ready to be quite helpful if needed, plus almost no busy-buddies.
Another good morning to all of you, and yes we had a wee bit of snow yesterday. February is often a good snow month and right now the trees are covered over, making for a delightful wintery scene. The house is very quiet with only the pecking of my keyboard being the sole noise- that and the mini refrigerator next to my desk humming away.
It's 5:32 a.m. and thought I'd take a break from writing and talk to all you nice people. I sleep less and less, part of becoming elderly I guess, but it does give me time to write when the house is quiet. I just wrapped up Chapter 12 in my current project- "The Final Challenge"- the conclusion to my first novel - "A Coming Storm".
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