Month: November 2021

Heavy snow on branch

It’s warmer than it should be in Fairbanks

Snow is sifting down, burdening spruces whose branches sag, covering up the tracks that Chase and I have made on our walks. A world new made. And yet, it’s warmer out than it should be—I overdressed to go out—and two thousand miles south and west of us in British Columbia, heavy rain has been was…
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Gerri with dog

Darkness in Fairbanks

Up here in Fairbanks, darkness is eating away at the edges of our days up, and now a deeper colder is settling in. Walking my German shepherd before work involves suiting up in a parka, snowpants, and a headlight so I can see where we’re going because out here in the wilderburbs, there are no…
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