Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Four, Count 'Em Four Days

Until the winter solstice and we start gaining sunlight. This is importation in a location where even though it was a perfect gorgeous - and cold as in minus 14 F, I only really saw the sun for a couple of hours. Technically it was up for almost 5.5 hours, but it likes to play cute and hides behind the mountains.

This week is the 237 time Julia has asked WOYWW, or what's on your work desk Wednesday? Here's what's on mine

spiced nuts waiting to be, well, spiced up in their appearance, some background papers I am working on for a project and a bunch of other stuff....(how's that for eloquence - what can I say it's late and I need to go to bed).

But I did want to show you a couple of local photos from Palmer Alaska. I saw this Momma and her boy on the way home Saturday.

From one side of our work building this was the view this morning.

Quite arctic looking with the pink alpine glow in the sky....the water tower is a real symbol in our town, but doesn't function any longer.

Here you can see the sun is making it's way up. I think I took this around noon.

It was a downright gorgeous day. Everything was covered with a think layer of Hoarfrost. I looked up the definition just for you all - Hoarfrost refers to white ice crystals, loosely deposited on exposed objects that form on cold clear nights when heat is lost into the open sky causing objects to become colder than the surrounding air.

To say it glistens is an understatement. It's amazing!

So that's what we're up to here. Trying to stay warm. Thankful for the beauty that surrounds us. And working like crazy to finish up the Christmas preparations. Have a good week.


  1. Oh the hoarfrost is indeed amazing, what a Winter wonderland you live in. We too are counting down to the Winter Solstice but more for the reason of it being my son's birthday! Great backgrounds too. Thanks for visiting me already BJ#35

  2. Wow, I love your wintry photos...especially the ones with the sun coming through the trees! Completely and utterly gorgeous..you should print that up for your Christmas cards next year, seriously! We get hoarfrost here too but not quite as often as you. That pink light is just beautiful, it makes me shiver just looking at that scene. Palmer sure is a beautiful place. I actually looked it up on Google maps because I hadn't heard of it before we met on WOYWW. Now I know!
    I know it seems as if I never stop but I do, honest. Plus the fact that I am not working at the moment (well, paid employment anyway!) so I have time during the day to make stuff. I think it's the fact that now I've passed the halfway point in my life, I feel the need to make the most of every day :-)
    We will be celebrating Yule in our house, it means more to us..the turning of the year and the rising again of the sun. There is holly and ivy in our house and we have the biggest yule log ready for burning :-)
    Hugs, LLJ 43 xxxx

  3. It looks fabulous but oh so very cold. The spiced nuts look yummy too!! Thanks for sharing, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Tracy #41

  4. Good morning
    Just popping my head around the door to say hi and wish you a very happy Christmas.
    Thanks for sharing your workplace. Your photos are simply stunning! Makes me want to visit! We're more in the wet and windy place, no snow!

    Neil #20

  5. I love your winter photos They are so beautiful !!
    Great job. Wishing you a joyful Christmas and happy new year

  6. fabulous photos my son loves the moose and so do I

  7. Hi again. To answer your question, I use the Zutter Bind it all for general books I make. Some other books I make and bind by hand. But if you are looking for a binder, I do love the Bind it all, it does a great job..

  8. How amazing it must be to live in that crystal paradise, Sara! Thank you for sharing your desk and those fascinating photographs!! Happy WOYWW and Happy Holidays!! Hugs, Darnell #10

  9. Sara I just love the look of your desk, busy and productive and I can't wait to see how you spice up your nuts.....lol. Your photos are amazing, particularly for me as we never get snow here in the part of Australia where I live and I have only been to the snow once in my lifetime. That picture of the hoarfrost covered trees and sun just coming up is just beautiful. TFS and wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and New Year! Danie #37

  10. Hoar frsots are the most remarkable and beautiful things aren't they. It's a good couple years since we last experienced one. Your pink light photo is beautiful, everything looks quite peaceful. Your days are really short in terms of daylight aren't they...I should stop moaning about going to work in the dark and coming home in the dark! Love the idea of spiced nuts..did you spice 'em..care to share your secret? Yum. And the desk - is gorgeous, speaks to me of all the things you've got to do and then of the things you want to do. I feel right at home!

  11. Oh, I'm so envious of your white Christmas - it looks stunning! Thank you so much for sharing your amazing photos - the elk (moose?!) are so beautiful. Hope you can stay warm though... and here's wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas! See you on the other side...
    Alison xx


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