sholio: (Fireweed blossoms)
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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