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Emily Grossman

Peace on Earth

December 25, 2005 at 10:36 PM

One thing the entire town of Soldotna was relieved and overjoyed to get for Christmas was eight fresh inches of snow to cover the dark and dreary earth. Skiis and snow machines, sleds and snowboards are all unwrapped, and children everywhere will be out today, enjoying the white Christmas.

Me, I'm going to play the violin all day, and eat beef tenderloin and scallops.

This is the view from my studio today, at the brightest hour of daylight:

Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

From Sydney Menees
Posted on December 25, 2005 at 11:23 PM
And I thought that snow on Christmas only happened in movies! Merry Christmas to you, too.
From Karin Lin
Posted on December 26, 2005 at 1:42 AM
Wow, those are photographs you only see on Christmas cards. You are blessed indeed. Merry Christmas!
From Christian Vachon
Posted on December 26, 2005 at 5:23 AM

Nice pics Emily!


From Barry Berman
Posted on December 26, 2005 at 5:43 PM
Makes me miss Tahoe. But then on the other hand it was 80 degrees in LA on xmas and we were able to surf, so it's a trade-off;)
From Gennady Filimonov
Posted on December 26, 2005 at 6:44 PM
It looks awesome.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!
We just came back from Winthrop area in WA, it looked very similar. The snow sparkled like a blanket of diamonds (it was 8 degrees F).
From Eric Stanfield
Posted on December 27, 2005 at 1:10 AM
How many hours of daylight do you get now?
From Emily Grossman
Posted on December 27, 2005 at 2:20 AM
Four. The snow reflects a lot, though. It really glitters just like diamonds sometimes.

I was shocked at how quickly the sun plummets near the equator. Currently, it goes along in a sideways fashion, barely clearing the trees. Alpenglow lasts for hours, even in the summer.

From Pauline Lerner
Posted on December 27, 2005 at 7:29 AM
Beautiful photographs, Emily. Thanks for explaining the beauty of a place that only gets 4 hours of sunlight a day now. I wish you very happy holidays.
From Jim W. Miller
Posted on January 3, 2006 at 10:31 AM
Deciduous trees. The photos are a hoax.

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