Like a rainbow after a storm, the sun beamed brilliantly today as if in apology for all the damage wreaked by the recent high tide and surf.

About a half hour after sunset, Mt Alice and the other mountain peaks and cirque glaciers glowed in delicate shades of yellow fading to pink, magenta deepened to purple, then deep blue, until the blackness of night gently swallowed the light.

AVTEC Culinary Arts student James Henry from Buckland, Alaska ran down from his dorm room in amazement to try to capture the fleeting beauty surrounding our town.


Buckland is a community of about 416 residents located about 75 air miles southeast of Kotzebue in the Northwest Arctic Borough.

Carol Griswold


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