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Ansel and the Snowflake

It was 8 PM and I’d been trying to photograph snowflakes all day. But try as I might, the wind was howling and I could only “harvest” bits and pieces blown off the roof. Feeling a little discouraged—realizing that this … Continue reading

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Bees, races and wild orchids: Springtime in Kodiak, Alaska

Spring doesn’t arrive in Alaska, it splashes, blooms, buzzes and erupts. Let me describe it in pictures for you… I’m fascinated and humbled by bumblebees; their ability to survive the winter and get out and about in cold, wet conditions … Continue reading

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Are snowflakes alive?

Janet was worried about my upcoming visit. “I don’t know if you have heard, but we are experiencing a very dusty winter because of the lack of snow. Be forewarned that I have not started my spring housecleaning—which usually occurs … Continue reading

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Snowflakes and Chocolate

Some people like to photograph penguins; I like to photograph snowflakes. Now you’d think that living in Kodiak, Alaska would provide ample opportunities to capture snowflakes with one’s camera. After all, we share the same latitude with Stockholm, Sweden. Ah, but Kodiak Island’s weather is … Continue reading

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