Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Summer Solstice

I celebrated the summer solstice last night out at Potter Marsh

The sun was starting to set around midnight.
The above photo is a view looking out over Cook Inlet towards the Sleeping Lady.
You can see her if you look left of the sun.  

I was busy taking photos of flowers in the area.
Purple vetch was everywhere. 
I love this flower because it has such a strong sweet smell.

The bottom photo is looking out over Cook Inlet towards the Kenai Peninsula.
You can see how light it is still around midnight.
I love Alaska, especially in the summertime!
The Marsh is home to hundreds of birds in the summer.
Tonight I'll go back out and try to take some photos 
of the birds in the area.

Happy Summer Solstice to all of you!!!


  1. It stays light late here too, not as late as you, but it is strange to go to bed while it is still light. We have the Puple Vetch too but I never knew that was the name. xo

  2. Wow, light at midnight, that is insane. When does the sun rise?

    Wishing you a fabulous summer, Tam x

  3. This is one of those serenely beautiful scenes that you see once and never forget. I've never been far enough north to have the sun set at midnight.

  4. Hi Chris,

    How beautiful it looks! Happy summer to you as well!

    Lieve groet, Madelief x

  5. My daughter also had midnightlight in Iceland and was very glad to have done this travel and is planing to go back soon.The wilderness is so beautiful.Happy summer!