The view from Bear Valley tonight. Gorgeous.
Northern Goshawk—probably a juvenile—in the falling snow this afternoon. No doubt looking for snowshoe hares.
Aurora showed up around 12:30am with a nice hint of pink at the bottom of the display. Was hoping it might turn into a big display, but it never climbed much above the horizon, and was pretty much done by 1:30am. Fun shooting on a night with a bright half-moon.
Big day here in Bear Valley. It’s the first time since October that the sun has climbed high enough over the Chugach Mountains behind the house so that sunlight directly hits the house.
And my Gray Jay buddies are back. Haven’t seen much of them at all this winter.
It’s been a terrible aurora season so far here in Anchorage, we’ve been getting skunked by bad weather while those in Fairbanks and Delta have been getting some great shots. So last night, when the forecast was calling for potential big aurora and we had just a bit of ice-fog moisture in the air, I decided to drive the 70 miles to Hatcher Pass and see if I’d get lucky. I stayed from 10pm until 2am. Turned out to be an okay show, but far from great. Still, it was really good to see the first decent aurora display in months.