This is Page 2 of 2 - the best of May 2022!
posted: June 5th, 2022
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This page begins on May 13 with a shot from our front porch looking more or less south. There is a series of eight photos taken from the same spot in which one can follow the snow melting and the world turning green. Following that series is another series which shows the removal of our 40 year old woodstove and the installation of a new one. After that are some photos of Calypso Orchids (Calypso bulbosa var. americana) and then some shots from a drive out the Chena Hot Springs Road. Click on any thumbnail to begin.
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Here is the beginning of an eight photo series of shots taken from our porch and looking more or less south-southeast. In this row are the shots from May 13, 16, and 18th. These three shots show the disappearance of all of the snow.
Our old Cawley-LeMay 800 Woodstove, which I installed when I and a bunch of true friends built this house back in 1980, is gone and replaced with a more modern one - one which has a catalytic converter to help with wood smoke pollution. The new stove requires a new hearth too.
The first shot in this row shows the old hearth gone. The new stove does not require thermal protection under or around it, it only requires ember protection, so we bought this stove pad. As you can see, it is narrower, but a bit longer. Oh, the fresh-air intake pipe had to be moved too, just to make things even more fun (ha!).
The first shot here shows the new Blaze King Sirocco 20.2 installed and a better matching floor paint applied to the floor. The red masking tape around the edge of the stove pad will be removed after applying another coat of paint to the floor.
On May 23rd we went up to our favorite Calypso Orchid (Calypso bulbosa var. americana) spot at the University of Alaska - Fairbanks - West Ridge in search of them. We found very small buds, but no flowers. We returned on May 28 and they were in bloom - WHOOPEE! Here are three beautiful shots.
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