Posted: January 18, 2008 - 11:21 am
The snow-covered Chugach Mountains provide a backdrop for Anchorage in this photo from West Anchorage.
There are winter days that are so perfect they seem to linger. Wednesday was one of those days.
We woke up to probably 4 inches of snow, and it snowed through the morning. By afternoon, the snow clouds had moved off and a beautiful blue sky covered Anchorage. And the daylight seemed to go on and on. We're gaining back all that light we lost in December; the sun isn't setting until about 4:30 now.
I had to share this photo we took about 3 p.m. Wednesday from near the airport; it's just a little snapshot of a perfect winter day.
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