Friday, December 26, 2008

Winter Solstice Celebration

I hope you all had a Great Christmas. My wife and I did. She got presents I can’t mention here and she gave me presents I can’t mention here. (To rest your wondering minds there was no underage action, just naughty presents). It was just a bunch of stuff from Skinny Dicks.

Right now it is 0 degrees F with snow flurries. We had snow just about every day this week. I estimate we got between 6 and 8 inches this week. And today we are going to get 3 hours and 47 minutes of daylight. We gained 2 minutes of day light today.

Last Saturday we went to the winter solstice in Fairbanks. By rough estimation there was more than a 1000 brave souls but I would estimate less than 3000 people in attendance. Not much considering the population of the North Star Borough is close to 100,000. However if you look at it from another direction there was between 1000 to 3000 stupid people standing in -5 degree weather looking at fire works.

Pictures of the event can be seen here. Click on the picture to make it bigger

This is short, but next week I will talk about gardening in the Interior, it is a totally new experience and a challenge