The wind is howling over the ridges of the Chugach Mountains behind the house. The light is beautiful, but it is hard to tell if it’s a wind gust or another aftershock from Fridays earthquake that is shaking the house ;) We’ve had thousands of aftershocks—hundreds over 3.0 magnitude.
We had a major 7.0 earthquake this morning in Anchorage right at 8:30am. Longest and strongest I’ve ever felt up here. Lots of damage around the Anchorage and Mat-Su area. Roads and bridges were hit hard, but so far not a single fatality or any major injuries reported, which is amazing. Our house rocked hard for over a minute, and we’ve had over 200 aftershocks, several that were 5.0 or higher.
And yet, we were incredibly lucky. Our kitchen got pretty trashed—lots of broken dishes and glasses—but the house is okay and the power came back on this afternoon. Quite the way to celebrate my birthday ;)
This is one of the cracks in the earth running across our gravel driveway. Crazy.
Gorgeous fresh snow blanketing the landscape this morning. It’s about time, but afraid it’s not going to last long. Warm-up coming again this weekend.
A female Downy Woodpecker having breakfast on the deck on a frosty morning in Bear Valley.
Thankful to live in this beautiful place every single day. The sunrise this morning on Denali.