Sunlight and Alaskan Flora











When we traveled through parts of Alaska for over three weeks this summer, we experienced about 19 hours of sunlight each day. Even when the sun “set around 11 pm and “rose by 4 am. the skies never grew totally dark. With that much natural light, the pink larkspur spikes lifted their blossoms skyward.

Dave and I had never seen western columbine before and loved the dazzling combination of purple, orange and yellow!










From the delicate bluebells our friendly grizzly grazed his/her way through,to the overflowing hanging baskets of petunias and bluettes, vibrant color brightens the Alaskans’ brief summer months after months of darkness. People in Anchorage told us that any winter work that needs daylight should be done between 10 am and 3 pm, before it’s too dark to really see what the task at hand demands.












Hanging pots overflowed on each post along the walkways at the Westmark Hotel in Tok, Alaska. Beautiful!













Asian lilies decorated the tables at the Kinnecott Glacier Lodge, fresh flowers to brightened delicious food. The simplicity of huge yellow pansies decorated outdoor kettles at the Orca Adventure Lodge at Cordova.

“Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.” Luke 12:27. I can’t think of a better summary statement.









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