Thor took this photo of steam rising from a local power plant.
This was a little weird...I could see the moon, but it was snowing.
Mean Mom photo.
Zach, who lives in Arizona, is the only one who regularly drinks tea, but still, my cheese box in Anchorage is still full of tea.
Some of my favorite cups and saucers. I bought them in London a few years ago, even though I knew it would be a pain in the neck getting them home in my carryon. Cute dishes are worth it.
The snow plow leaves trails of snow for the snowblowers and trucks to pick up. Sometimes lately we have these piles of snow running down the side or middle of our streets for a couple days. It's not the handiest thing.
Waiting for the snowblower.
Outside the front window.
Another footprint from one of the dogs. And the snow that's easy to shovel, because it's very light.
These plants are much prettier in the summer.
Weekly Winners! Thanks, Lotus, you Sarcastic Mom!
And oh, yeah, the volcano is still at Watch status. No change. Here's the latest message from Alaska Volcano Observatory:
Unrest at Redoubt Volcano continues. Seismicity has remained relatively constant over the last 24 hours and is still well above background. A vapor plume is intermittently visible in the AVO web camera. It appears to rise no higher than the volcano's summit.
An observation and gas-measurement flight to the volcano yesterday noted continued vigorous fumarolic activity and runoff of muddy water down the north flank of the volcano. Volcanic gas was detected; data analysis is ongoing to compare these measurements with previously measured gas output.
Staff are currently monitoring the volcano 24 hours a day. We will issue further information as it becomes available.
I didn't know Seismicity was a word.