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Douglas, Alaska, United States
I have lived in Alaska since 1978, having come to Juneau as a Jesuit Volunteer. I fell in love with Alaska and now live on Douglas Island with my husband and two dogs.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Rain Rain Rain Rain Rain

I know,  I live in Southeast Alaska.

I know, Southeast Alaska is a rain forest.

I know, it rains a lot here.

I know, the rain makes everything beautifully green and lush.

I know, the rain keeps the streams and waterfalls full and magnificent and good for the returning salmon.

I know, the rain makes the flowers bloom and the grass grow (and grow, and grow - our front yard looks like Vietnam).

I got it.

But for the love of God and everything that is holy....

Can we just have some sun and warmth?  Just for a week or two?  And not for just a couple of hours?  Please?


RealFeel®: 33°F
Humidity: 92%
Cloud Cover: 100%
Dew Point: 44°F
Ceiling: 3505 ft
Pressure: 29.81 in
Winds: ESE at 16 mph
Visibility: 10 Miles
Gusts: 16 mph


  1. Paula
    I feel your pain! Spring just won't happen here either.

  2. I didn't know you lived in a rain forest! I always thought Alaska was wide open spaces and lots of snow (and I did think the snow was all year, until I started reading your blog).

    Hope you get your sunshine soon.


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