The darkest quarter of the year is over and the sun is making longer and longer appearances. The sun prepares to rise from behind the Chugach Mountains during my morning drive to work giving me pink-and-orange splashes on aqua blue skies to help me get motivated for the day. A nice change after months of driving to work in darkness.
A little more than a week ago it was broad daylight on my drive home and it struck me: this is new. A few days before I was driving home in twilight and I wasn't sure when the switch happened. But I'm not complaining. It's just a reminder that winter is downhill from here, my third since moving to Alaska.