Solstice and strawberry

June. A month so full of adventure and emotion, sunshine and renewal. 

Paul’s visit has come and gone, all too quickly. We explored a lot: Seward, Kenai Fjords NP, the Gulf of Alaska, Denali NP, Fairbanks, the Denali Highway, and Portage Valley. So much fun and so memorable! 

His trip culminated on the summer solstice – the longest day of summer this far north is quite the sight to behold. The sun dips below the horizon, but for such a short time that it feels like there’s barely time for twilight to settle before it’s dawn (in reality, in southcentral Alaska, it’s around 4 hours). So, when I dropped him at the airport close to midnight it was still pretty light out. And driving down the Seward Highway along Turnagain Arm afterward, the strawberry moon rose into a still quite light blue sky. Such a calm and breathtaking sight to help soothe a heart heavy with a fresh wave of homesickness. 

All things considered, how could you not love a view like this?

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Solstice and strawberry

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