Tuesday, May 1, 2012

alaskan spring

At the beginning of April, a storm dumped more than 4 inches (10.9 cm) of snow on Anchorage, bringing the total snowfall for Alaska's largest city to a record 11.2 feet (3.4 meters) for the year. The average for winter snowfall in Anchorage over the past 30 years is 74.5 inches (1.89 meters), the National Weather Service said. The official snow tally was 134.5 inches (3.42 meters), 1.9 inches (4.8 cm) above the previous record set in the winter of 1954-1955.

After this very long, very cold and very snowy winter, Alaska is finally warming up to spring. "Awakening to Spring" is my celebration to longer days, melting ice and snow and leaves growing back on trees...

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