Sunday, February 7, 2016

Winter Blues

Here's a little snippet from pretty much every weather forecast for the last...forever, it feels like:  "Rain for Kodiak today.  Rain tonight, and rain tomorrow.  Rain to continue for the rest of the week and through the weekend."  Uuuugggh.

Case in point - This is next week's forecast.  Which is about what it's been for the last...I don't know...3 weeks?  Not super cold, but just aaallll the rain, gloomy, gray, misty overcast crap anyone can take for so long:

So, to say we appreciated the sunny Saturday we just had is an understatement.  We're talking zippity-doo-dah appreciation.  Because as I've said many times before, Kodiak is stunningly beautiful...when the sun shines.  It's just a damn shame it doesn't happen more often!

As we get closer to leaving, I'm hyper aware of the things I'll truly miss.  Alaska does nature like no where else.

A crisp, sunny winter day is one of my favorites.  It's like the sky is so blue you can hear it.

Cormorants & Oystercatchers enjoying the sunshine - along with everyone else!

Air so cool, clear and oxygen-heavy that it's like breathing endorphins?  Yeah.  I'll miss that.

But along with all the things I'll miss, is also a palpable anticipation of our next move in a few short months.

We have an idea of where we'll be heading, but as anyone with military ties knows, nothing's official until orders are issued.

So the waiting game continues.  In the meantime, I'll be out enjoying this - and saying goodbye - every chance I get...

As long the sun cooperates, anyway.  But, I've lived here just long enough to know - Don't hold my breath!

Ta-ta for now.

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