The duck is a great sighting and capture. As I read back in your posts I got so excited for you. I know how it feels to start a new life and career as a Park Ranger fresh out of college but not fresh out of life. I'm only a little jealous of your Katmai position, yet love working at Grand Canyon. I look forward to reading more about your journey.
Hi Gaelyn,Thanks for your comments!Enjoy Katmai and the Canyon - these are indeed special places.
VERY IMPORTANT DAYJUNE 21, 19??No, it's not the Summer Solstice ( If my Latin hasn't failed me, I think the word Solstice means Sun + To Stand Still - Thank You Jesuits). No, it's not Celts and Slavs dancing around fires.No, it's not celebrating LI, the Chinese goddessof light.No, it's not the Druids and other Ancient Pagans (who among us doesn't know at least one) celebrating the wedding of heaven and earth.And NO, we are not celebrating the Festival of LITHA.Today we are honoring the world famous TennesseeArchaeopteryx - ooops - Archaeologist / Utah's Florence Nightingale / Alaska's newest convert.The One And Hopefully Only - drum roll please - "NOVARUPTA NINA"Don't forget that it not only is the longest dayin the Northern Hemisphere but also the SHORTEST NIGHT and you will have to PARTY HARDY.Your Extremely Jealous Travel Agent,BIG BRO
I partied rather mildly (at best!) until around 20 past 10 p.m. and then called it good.Sunset was at 11:36 p.m. here, somewhere near the 58th parallel.