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The worst is behind us... winter weather, that is.  It seems as though we have passed through the dark days of winter and are emerging into spring mode. 

It's a little early yet t break out the John Deere and although we'll have snow on the ground for a while longer we're earerly looking forward to summer.

Before we know it we'll be having backyard BBQ's, planning trips to the lake and digging out my 'Fear No Fish' cap to slay some salmon.  There'll be trips to McKinley, wildlife to view and friends and family will start piling into Hotel Clifton. 

Peace and tranquility are soon to be a thing of the past.

Fiery Sunset - North Pole Alaska

Our blog has been relatively quiet the past few weeks... we've been working on a project that has taken up more time than I thought possible.  The good news is we're to the point of seeing a light at the of the tunnel... and I'm pretty sure it's not a train. :)  Look for a post on this soon, but for now I'll just say it's a good thing to...

Take time to smell the roses

Last night my much better half and I sat ouside, in the snow no less, and watched the miracle of a fiery sunset.  For the better part of an hour we sat under a blanket in 14 degree weather, sipping hot chocolate and watched God's canvas change in font of us.

Below are a few photo's I snapped between sips of hot cocoa.  Hope you enjoy them...  Click each photo to see an enlarged version.

Alaska Range - Sunset just beginningNorth Pole Sunset North Pole Sunset

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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
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Very colorful pictures of the sunset. Thanks for sharing...

Your building consultant for life in the Fairview, TN area - Michael

Feb 25, 2009 06:56 PM #14
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Hi Jesse!  Glad you're returning soon--can't WAIT to hear what the 'surprise' is!!  Hey, great photos too--I just love your North Pole Sunset & Fiery Sunset photos!  You truly do have a knack for capturing Alaskan beauty!!

Debe in Charlotte

Feb 25, 2009 10:23 PM #15
Laura Giannotta
Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore - Little Egg Harbor, NJ
Your Realtor Down the Shore!

What awesome photos...14 degrees, almost a heat wave!!  ;}  Looking forward to find out what you and your lovely bride have been up to!!

Feb 25, 2009 10:45 PM #16
Paddy (Patricia) Pizappi
Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty - Pine Bush, NY
Real Estate Associate Broker Hudson Valley NY

Thanks for the sunset Jesse. I loved this line "The good news is we're to the point of seeing a light at the of the tunnel... and I'm pretty sure it's not a train. :)"  Have a great day my friend!

Feb 25, 2009 11:01 PM #17
Leesa Finley
RED Properties - Wake Forest, NC
RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate

Look for a post on this soon, but for now I'll just say it's a good thing to...

You can't post that and expect us all to wait patiently!  If anything you have learned that WE AREN'T patient!  thanks so much for the pics - you always take BEAUTIFUL photos of your area!

Feb 25, 2009 11:17 PM #18
Gail MacMillan
Titusville, FL

Hey Jesse - Paddy and Leesa said it for me.....OK then, we'll just have to sit and wait.....impatiently!  Glorious sunset, I suppose having a one-hour sunset in your area would signal the coming of spring.  Very cool clicking to see the image larger.....how did you do that??????

Feb 25, 2009 11:40 PM #19
JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

Those are fantastic pictures Jesse, but I do have to admit, in 14 degree weather I would have to have seen that vie from inside the house. Though I am sure with your Winters that's not a bad temp for you guys.

Feb 26, 2009 03:10 AM #20
Cameron Wilson
Labrum Real Estate - Murrieta, CA
The Short Guy - Murrieta,Temecula,Menifee Californ

Awesome pictures Jesse. Sitting outside in 14 degree temps is like sitting in the freezer of my fridge.


What was in the cocoa?

Feb 26, 2009 10:36 AM #21
Vickie McCartney
Maverick Realty - Owensboro, KY
Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY

Hi Jesse~ Those photos are amazing.  I actually have been to Alaska by cruise in 1988 and stopping points off the ship.  None of the photos I took did it any justice.  It really is a beautiful place!  Please hurry up and tell us what the surprise is, don't keep us waiting.......

Feb 26, 2009 10:59 AM #22
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Yeah, I wouldn't be sitting in the snow under a blanket, even if that hot cocoa was spiked with Jack Daniels. I'd be freezing my tootsies off. But that's clearly a gorgeous sunset. OK, maybe I'd sit in the car with the heater running and watch it. I'm such a wuss. That's how I go ice fishing, too . . . hey, can you park the car a little closer to the hole in the ice and crank stick my line out the window vent?

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Feb 26, 2009 11:01 AM #23
Doreen McPherson
Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe - Tempe, AZ
Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~

LOL @ Elizabeth, that's me! 

Beautiful photos.  I bet a person could spend a month visiting all of the wonderful things Alaska has to offer and not even get a start. 

Feb 26, 2009 03:16 PM #24
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

I love Fairbanks, espcially in the summer...ha ha  I would not be sitting out in 14 degree weather...but my goodness God creates a beautiful canvas for us.  Thanks for sharing,

Jesse - I finally did my own blog banner for my outside blog.  Still have the one you did for me on the AR blog. 

Feb 27, 2009 03:03 PM #25
Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor
Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC - Mesa, AZ

Jesse, these are spectacular! Here you are, at the top of the world...sitting outside in the snow? Nahhhhh....I'm with Elizabeth. Maybe a hole at the bottom of the car? ;-) It is in the high 70's and beautiful today. Course you can brag when we are experiencing 115 degrees here. ;-)



Feb 28, 2009 09:59 AM #26
Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

My friend thos are some wonderful photos.  I can hardly wait to read about what it is that you have been working on.

Feb 28, 2009 10:03 PM #27
Susan Mangigian
RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A - West Chester, PA
Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches

Lovely photos Jesse!  I love that in your world 14 degrees means it's time to think about Spring!!  Lol!  Can't wait to read the blog post about what you have in the works.

Feb 28, 2009 10:40 PM #28
Kelly Sibilsky
Licensed Through Referral Connection, LTD. - Lake Zurich, IL

The photos are beautiful and I'm glad you see the light at the end of the tunnel. But 14 degrees? I'd have to watch from my couch.

Mar 01, 2009 09:28 AM #29
Lisa Glowacki
Lisa Glowacki - Rhode Island & Massachusetts - Tiverton, RI
Real Estate Broker - RI & MA

Again amazing pictures. You guys are the best enjoying hot chocolate under a blanket. Best of all you always seem to enjoy each other. How cool. Hope you realize you have what many only hope for.

Mar 03, 2009 07:08 AM #30
Kate Elim
Dockside Realty - Spotsylvania, VA
Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a

Hi Jesse...Here I was thinking of sitting down on the dock tomorrow.  We're supposed to have sunny weather with temperature in the 60s.  It takes that to get me out there.

You two are hardy folks.

Take care and hurry with that surprise you have in store for us.  You must know how curious you made us with that dastardly hint.


Mar 21, 2009 04:57 PM #31
Kate Elim
Dockside Realty - Spotsylvania, VA
Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a

Hi Jesse...The more I think about your photos the more I think you should publish a coffee table book filled with them.  If you autograph one I'll buy it.

Just a thought.


Mar 22, 2009 04:47 AM #32
Kent Simpson
Realty One Group Mountain Desert - Tucson, AZ
Real Estate Is About People

Wow - and I thought MikeInTucson had great photos of sunsets & sunrises.  You should post a few in the Spectacular Sunrises & Sunsets Group to share with us!

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Apr 03, 2009 01:59 PM #33
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