January 1, 2012. Fairbanks, Alaska. Sunrise: 10:55 am. Sunset: 2:55 pm. Temp: -32 Nautical Twilight: 8:22am Length of visible light: 6 hr 44min (it was more like a generous 3)
(stats from wunderground)
These are the only pictures from yesterday. It took all day to break 66 degrees in our "habin" (matt's word for our home which is an eight hundred square foot cross between a house and a cabin). Aside from a dog walk, we stayed in and fed the fire. It was cozy. We listened to John Coltrane on vinyl and ate a miracle made from leftover roasted veggies. It was simple. Orzo, cream, salt, pepper, and parmesan cheese. I also used pesto ice cubes made out of last summers basil. I was satisfied. The day reminded me of growing season around the corner. Out of winter comes spring. In January, it starts to feel closer.
I have a good feeling about this month, this year.
2012 is here. Set your sight high, true heart. Believe anything is possible because it is.