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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Sunday, August 02, 2009



Once we ate from the tree of knowing good with evil, our world became a place of compounds and mixtures.

You will not find beauty without ugliness, joy without sorrow, pleasure without pain.

You cannot invent a thing that will provide benefit without threat of harm, or a man on this earth who does only good without fault.

Wherever you will find one form of good, you will find another sort of evil.

And where that evil does not lie, another will take its place.

Rare it is, so rare, to find pure and simple goodness in a single being.

Therefore, do not reject any thing for the harm it may render, nor despise any man for the ugliness within him.

Rather, use each thing towards the purpose God conceived it for, and learn from each man all he has to offer.
Volcanoes and Stillness

The climate of Alaska - Cold and Warmer (lol)

Main article: Climate of Alaska - Wikipedia

The climate in Juneau and the southeast panhandle is both the wettest and warmest part of Alaska with milder temperatures in the winter and high precipitation throughout the year. This is also the only region in Alaska in which the average daytime high temperature is above freezing during the winter months.

The climate of Anchorage and south central Alaska is mild by Alaskan standards due to the region's proximity to the seacoast. While the area gets less rain than southeast Alaska, it gets more snow, and days tend to be clearer.

Barrow, Alaska is the northernmost city in the United States - The temperature is somewhat moderate considering how far north the area is. This area has a tremendous amount of variety in precipitation. The climate in the extreme north of Alaska is Arctic with long, very cold winters and short, cool summers. Even in July, the average low temperature in Barrow is 34 °F .

The climate of the interior of Alaska is subarctic. Some of the highest and lowest temperatures in Alaska occur around the area near Fairbanks. The summers may have temperatures reaching into the 90s°F, while in the winter, the temperature can fall below −60 °F .

Interesting Fact: The highest and lowest recorded temperatures in Alaska are both in the Interior. The highest is 100 °F in Fort Yukon (which is just 8 miles inside the arctic circle) on June 27, 1915, tied with Pahala, Hawaii as the lowest high temperature in the United States. The lowest official Alaska temperature is −80 °F in Prospect Creek on January 23, 1971, one degree above the lowest temperature recorded in continental North America .
Daylight Vs. Night time:

In Anchorage, you have light about 5.5 hours from sunrise to sunset in December. Useable twilight is another 1 to 1.5 on each end (low-angle sun takes a long time to full set.) = 7

In June, you have light about 19.5 hours. Plus those hours of twilight. Fairbanks is more extreme by a few hours. Juneau and Ketchikan, etc are between Anchorage and Seattle in both temps and light (but much wetter than either). = 21

On March 21 and September 21 (the equinoxes) everywhere is 12 hours daylight and 12 hours twilight+night. After each equinox it gains or loses about 5 minutes a day either way.

Alaska Winters vs Alaska Summers

In summer Alaska can stand alone for it's beauty and the outside activities are a plenty. . . fishing, hiking, sight seeing, baseball, bike riding . . . everything and anything.

In winter, now some locals there say that the cold, darkness, and snow doesn't keep them indoors and there's plenty to do outside - snow machines (not snow mobiles), the Iditarod, ice hockey, skating, etc . . .

However after reading and learning about Alaska and this is just my opinion - It seems a slight bit cold and dark there for a long time in the winter. I think you must have a strong constitution for that way of life. I'm also believing that Alaska gets in their blood and they will endure anything for it - a love affair. I believe they live for the summer and all the daylight it provides.
Personally, I think you'd have to have something or someone (lol) to keep you warm or it could be a long, cold, lonely, and dark winter. . .


Ice and Waterfalls
In Alaska you have frozen glaciers yet running waterfalls in the same place . . .

A fainting sheep: By ClassyChassy:

'A fainting goat 'faints' if it gets frightened - like a possum plays possum. You know? It would not be good for 4-H, because when it gets judged, if it faints while you are leading it, you could get disqualified!'

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