Common Redpoll at Winter Solstice, Fairbanks, Alaska

Solstice. Finally.


Solstice is a much bigger deal in Fairbanks, WC’s former hometown, than in Boise, WC’s new hometown. It’s easy to understand why: Three hours, forty-one minutes versus eight hours, fifty-six minutes. In Boise, at Solstice, you can feel the sunlight on your face. Not in Fairbanks. If there’s any ice fog, it stays dark; if…