A Snowy Optical Illusion

By , February 16, 2019

For me, life in Alaska (41 years total now, as of February 12th!) has largely featured optical illusions. I am constantly confounded by looking around me and seeing things that don’t make sense. Indeed, I made that the theme of my first book, Shy Ghosts Dancing: Dark Tales from Southeast Alaska.

Recently, I saw something that didn’t make sense to me, and I got photos to back myself up!

snow on the deck

Snow falling through cracks creates parallel patterns cut diagonally by . . . other cracks? (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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When the Tide is Up, Go Kayaking

By , February 13, 2019
15.5 FT Tide

15.5 foot tide (Photo: Michelle Zeiger)

Last Friday I was ready to come home, but the tide was too high to cross the bay by foot. My town errands were done and the sun shone brilliantly on the new snow. Prepared to walk around the top of the bay (see Up Around the Bay) and enjoy the journey, I arrived and realized there was another errand I should do. We had one of our kayaks tied up on the road side that needed to be taken back to the trail head.

Et voila! A simple solution. Here are some photos of my labor: Continue reading 'When the Tide is Up, Go Kayaking'»

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