land of northern lights
in the dead of winter’s freeze
from the pacific
blows the warming chinook
bringing comfort for a few days
warming sunless days
Anchorage greets the chinook
taking off parkas
glorying in the brief noon light
a reminder of summer
Written for Oliana
If I can get my connection back I will publish this and then try to link Oliana’s post.
Lovely, Georgia. I realize after thinking about Chinook is in February in Alberta but in the East we have is around October which is almost a week of very warm weather which used to be called Indian summer…of course referring to First Nations…so I don’t know what we call it anymore. My cousin lives in Alberta and is familiar with Chinook. Now if only I lived more north to see Northern Lights…some day I shall take that trip.
I’m sure you’ll get to see the Northern Lights … to see them really well though you must go way up north … Anchorage never had any really spectacular ones.
I`m looking into going on the Polar Bear Express some day soon.
Oooooo … now that sound like an interesting trip!
I will let you know when I plan it…maybe you can join me (grins)
Now that would be a feat!
One never knows.
Very true … one does never know.
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