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Sholio ([personal profile] sholio) wrote2017-06-21 02:23 am

Midsummer night

Still awake at 2 a.m., and I happened to look out the window and notice the sky in the north was really beautiful, in that odd intersection of dusk and dawn that happens when there's only an hour or two between sunset and sunrise. So I had to run out and take some pictures. This is 2 a.m. on the summer solstice, just south of the Arctic Circle.

I wish the camera could capture how staggering it is to stand out there in broad daylight in the middle of the night, with the sky completely pink above. What a magical place to live in.

(... though, not to oversell the place, it's also 50 degrees/10C, I had to keep an eye out for moose due to the risk of violent stomping death, and mosquitoes eventually made me flee back to the house. So, definitely still Alaska.)
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[personal profile] goss 2017-06-21 10:57 am (UTC)(link)
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[personal profile] dennih23 2017-06-21 11:45 am (UTC)(link)
Beautiful photos!
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[personal profile] alatefeline 2017-06-21 01:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Wow!!! Thank you.
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[personal profile] philomytha 2017-06-21 01:10 pm (UTC)(link)
That's beautiful! I somewhat accidentally saw both sunset and sunrise for the solstice, as first I was up late reading until the sky was fully dark around midnight, and then my son woke us all up at 4.30am because it was clearly daytime and why would anyone want to sleep when it's daytime!
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[personal profile] nywcgirl 2017-06-21 01:27 pm (UTC)(link)
OMG that is just gorgeous.
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[personal profile] musesfool 2017-06-21 01:42 pm (UTC)(link)
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[personal profile] darthneko 2017-06-21 01:45 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh wow, that's gorgeous! (kudos to you for braving the mosquitoes, those things are killers!)
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[personal profile] lunabee34 2017-06-21 01:48 pm (UTC)(link)

Lovely and violent. I can see the appeal.
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[personal profile] lferion 2017-06-21 02:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Wow, that is so, so gorgeous.
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[personal profile] madripoor_rose 2017-06-21 02:31 pm (UTC)(link)
So pretty!
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[personal profile] jb_slasher 2017-06-21 02:49 pm (UTC)(link)
That sky looks gorgeous. Oh wooow. <3
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[personal profile] recessional 2017-06-21 03:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Ahahaha mosquitoes. They may actually be the part of the North I miss the absolute least.
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[personal profile] recessional 2017-06-21 08:12 pm (UTC)(link)

Apparently if you can get an electric fan with a relatively strong flow out where you want to sit, it’s a better deterrent than anything else. I was reading about it somewhere, they did a comparison study. Wish I could remember where!

But yeah, it was a head-trip to move down here and find people who didn’t have any screens on their windows. Because there just aren’t that many mosquitos. Ever.

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[personal profile] recessional 2017-06-21 08:58 pm (UTC)(link)

IKR? I read it and went THAT MAKES SENSE! and then was almost disappointed that I had literally no reason to put it into effect in my day to day life anymore.

Almost. But not quite.

Oh god, I know. And like you do kinda get used to them, because I know that even now I am way more .. .bothered? by endless mosquito bites? than I used to be back when standing outside meant ten of them. But yeah. Humans can get used to just about everything if they really have to. shudder

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[personal profile] umadoshi 2017-06-21 04:24 pm (UTC)(link)
It looks breathtakingly beautiful. *^^*
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[personal profile] jennaria 2017-06-21 04:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Those are lovely photos. Even if you had to flee mosquitos.
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[personal profile] sherylyn 2017-06-21 05:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Absolutely gorgeous!! I think just about everywhere has some sort of trade-off, though -- if you get gorgeous scenery, there's something else to watch out for, etc. Those kinds of views might *almost* make mosquitoes worthwhile ;-)
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[personal profile] schneefink 2017-06-21 06:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Ooooooo O_O
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[personal profile] gwyn 2017-06-21 07:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh my god, that's so gorgeous! Thank you for sharing these--it's always been a dream of mine to see the midnight sun…
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[personal profile] sheron 2017-06-21 09:02 pm (UTC)(link)
wow so beautiful! and so light :D
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[personal profile] mrkinch 2017-06-21 09:59 pm (UTC)(link)
WOW! Oh wow.
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[personal profile] ambyr 2017-06-21 10:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Those are lovely.
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[personal profile] ranalore 2017-06-21 11:37 pm (UTC)(link)
Gorgeous! But mosquitoes? In 50 degree weather? But then, Florida mosquitoes would not be deterred by an electric fan, they are built to withstand hurricanes, so it's just as well cold does the trick.
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[personal profile] secretsolitaire 2017-06-22 12:06 pm (UTC)(link)
Beautiful colors! Thanks for sharing. :)
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[personal profile] winter_elf 2017-06-23 03:39 am (UTC)(link)
super pretty!!
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[personal profile] roga 2017-06-23 04:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Wow, those are incredible.
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