10 Aug 2014, by Matt Shupe [73N, 176E]:
There are those days that the Earth glows in magnificent splendor. Today is that kind of day. The sun dipping down into the horizon for the first time in weeks, but not going the whole way under before heading back upwards. The largest full moon of the year rising from the opposite horizon. Sky glowing purples, oranges, reds. Thick, dirty ice floating on blue and black water. Piles of walruses in slumber on the ice. I spent a lot of time standing on the deck today, soaking in these scenes and enjoying the opportunity to experience them. The moon has already left us, plunging back into the frozen waters. The sun moves higher in the sky again, stealing away the colors as the new day begins.