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After an inspiring 8 month trip around the world, it was welcoming to return home just in time for Alaskan spring. Leaveless trees, birds gradually returning, and daylight gaining after a record snow-fall year. Alaska was slowly beginning to awaken.
I went back to work full time at Arctic Organics, living and working full-time on the farm. New friends and old, it quickly felt like home. A humble little cabin for ...
... was fun and Kellei finally crossed off an item on her bucket list to kiss a moose!
Before heading to the airport we make one last stop at Reflection Lake for a mile walk meandering through trees with views of the lake. The reflection in the still water was breathtaking, a photographers dream....well that was all of Alaska!
We have fulfilled the commitment of no bear maulings and no falling in a crevasse, and it's time to go back to Texas friends and family.
... a supplementary income which complements their mostly subsistence lifestyle. The members are paid for their knitting when it is turned in.
Qiviut is one of the rarest fibres on earth and is 8 times warmer than sheep wool by weight and does not shrink in any temperature of water. It is incredibly soft as well as warm and it does not itch most people.
The musk ox farm has had a record number of babies ...
... bring wildlife down from the high mountains which makes for great pictures.
Seeing the Northern Lights was a awesome experience. My camera didn't take very good pictures, but it was less about the pictures and more about just sitting there and watching the amazing colors.
Alaska is an amazing place which causes one to remember how fragile life can be. The ruggedness of the climate, the abundance ...
... in the pan.
As we hit the unpaved road of Hatcher Pass it was yet another song to reference the perfect moment . Led Zepplin- Over the Hills and Far Away started playing and was so fitting for the drive of the next twenty or so miles. I have to reference the music now and then because my mind is a soundtrack which is always a work in progress. Maybe more of an 8 track for you guys that remember those days. Simpler Times! We began the rest of the drive through Hatcher Pass ...