This Northern Life

Back in the Northeast, I now reflect on the time spent at home in Alaska this winter break.  It was a beautiful winter – bitter cold, deep snow, soft winter light.  I skied nearly every day, from meandering trudges through mountain valleys to energetic sprints around the race trails of my childhood.  There was good food and family time, deep sleep, nothing stressful to do.  Coffee all the time, snow skirts and parkas, hand warmers in our pockets.  Sea ice that drifted quietly with the changing tides.

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4 thoughts on “This Northern Life

  1. Those are some great shots of the winter and your family; you can never go wrong with that. There are so many amazing things, on this planet, we just have to open up to it.Great post and I look forward to sharing more with you:))

  2. These pics are fantastic. I live in the Northeast now, but grew up in AK (until I was 17) and still go back frequently. Very cool shots of very familiar places.

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