~~ Fairbanks ~~
After visiting Chicken, we traveled back to Tok, then northwest to
While there, we visited the Museum of the North at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks;
Creamer's Field, a wildlife refuge; LeRoy Zimmerman's PhotoSymphony in Ester;
and perhaps the best of all .... we were treated to the aurora borealis!
The Lights dance as the sun's energy strokes Earth's magnetic field
More of our aurora photos
Summer's beauty as seen at University of Alaska's Botanical Gardens
Close up of pansies at the botanical gardens
A long view of Creamer's Dairy, with geese and ducks in the foreground
Sandhill cranes paint the sky with grace
Sandhill cranes and Canada geese take a layover in fertile fields
The night of August 27th brought not only aurorae, but also a total lunar
Here the full moon awaits Earth's shadow.