Category: Seasons & Celebrations

All Things Being Equinoctial

By , September 25, 2019

This year, observing the Autumnal Equinox has proved particularly challenging.

For a vast percentage of modern society, the autumnal equinox, if noticed at all, is a specific date on the calendar: September 21st. While the equinox has fallen on the 21st for the last several years, it can fall anywhere between September 21st and 24th, inclusive. This year it fell on September 23rd—sort of . . . . The equinox actually occurred at 3:50 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. So, for Alaska, it occurred at 11:50 p.m. September 22nd.

snow on the mountains, SE Alaska

“Termination dust” on “LC Mountain” (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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Lucky Thirteen

By , August 12, 2019

Yesterday we celebrated the thirteenth anniversary of moving to the homestead.

We’re smack dab in the middle of Reserve Week, when we try to avoid social obligations beyond Michelle’s birthday, our homestead anniversary, and our wedding anniversary, in a couple of days (see August 14, 1982).

We’re also smack dab in the middle of a drought! While that causes a lot of serious problems, it also means that we held our celebration in sunny, warm weather.

And, we’re also mid-tourist season, and since Michelle and Aly work in the industry, we had to celebrate in a flexible way.

The Zeiger Family Homestead 2019

The homestead from the water, 13 years since we moved in (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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