Away from the studio over Labor Day weekend - and a few days on either side - because my family and I were in Kaktovik, Alaska on the far northern end of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. A special trip really, that will resonate with me for years to come. I'll write more as I sort my thoughts and get back to the work at hand. For now, a collared mother bear on a gravel bar not too far from our boat!
To wit, the rain that preceded our Alaska trip DID do a fine job of changing the game for fire activity in the region. Summer will take another good shot at us with hot temps into the Sept. 12-13 weekend, but these cooler and slightly damper weeks have been a blessing.