Not Your Typical January

Chugach Mountain Range - January 28, 2014

Chugach Mountain Range – January 28, 2014

It is still January, right?? I just wanted to check, because it sure does not feel like a typical January here in Alaska. Our high temperatures have been in the 40’s for quite a while now, and much of the snow that we had has been melting. Green grass can even be seen in several spots throughout town.

The weather forecasters are saying that our 40 degree weather is coming to an end, and the high temperature should drop back down to the 30’s and maybe even the 20’s. However, there doesn’t appear to be any snowfall predicted in the near future. This is quite a change from our typical January weather.

I took a picture of the Chugach Mountain Range (above) on January 28, 2014. As you can see, there is not a lot of snow covering the mountains.

In contrast, I took a picture of the same mountain range (below) on January 26, 2013. Now this is what we are used to seeing this time of year, completely snow-covered mountains.

Chugach Mountain Range - January 26, 2013

Chugach Mountain Range – January 26, 2013

Now don’t get me wrong, I am in no way complaining about the warm weather we’ve been having. In fact, it feels really good to be able to leave a window cracked open and let a breeze in without freezing to death. I just think it rather strange that while we are having a mild Winter, the East Coast of the United States seems to be getting pummeled with snow.

Well, maybe next year things will get back to normal. Although, I sure wouldn’t mind having another mild Winter like this one. What do you say East Coast, would you like to have another cold and snowy Winter next year? Just kidding – or am I? 🙂

I’ll leave you today with a picture of green grass and melting snow.

~Enjoy~
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Green grass and melting snow

Green grass and melting snow

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Sunrise – January 20, 2014

Sunrise - Jan 20, 2014

Sunrise – Jan 20, 2014

I just snapped this picture through my window about a half hour ago. Only one word comes to mind to describe the sunrise this morning – Fantastic!!

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Bohemian Waxwing

Bohemian Waxwing

Bohemian Waxwing

On my walk home from work today, I spotted a flash of color among all the bright whiteness of the surrounding snowy landscape. Upon further investigation, I discovered that it was a Bohemian Waxwing sitting on the ground. It seemed alert, and even moved it’s head around as I talked to it, but for some reason it just seemed content to sit on the ground.

I asked the little bird if it would be alright to take its picture, and I interpreted the silent response as permission to go ahead. After snapping a few photos, I bid “goodbye” to the little birdie and left it in peace.

Bohemian Waxwing

Bohemian Waxwing

I decided to snap a couple more photos as I walked the rest of the way home. This photo is of a path that winds through the neighborhood I live in. As you may be able to tell by the snow berms on either side of the path, we’ve received quite a bit of snow here this winter.

Snowy path

Snowy path

This is a photo of one of the bus stops in my neighborhood. It’s a good thing I’ve memorized the bus schedule, because the schedule attached to the bus stop pole is almost completely covered with snow.

Bus stop

Bus stop

Have a great week everyone!

GM29BPEZZETK

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