Readers of this news service are all quite interesting. One of them, Mr. G. Oppenwall, sent me some lovely pictures he took in Alaska. I thought we should share these with everyone. Alaska has one of the most amazing landscapes on earth. And the wild life is varied and fascinating. Also, I want to warn everyone in the far north this year, the volcano in Chile, even though it is in the far southern hemisphere, is evidently beginning to spread fine particulate matter and gases to the higher stratosphere and it is now across the entire planet. For I went outside tonight, while pitching rocks and working on the garden fence. And looking up at the sunset, I could see the soft veil across the heavens. The wind was blowing hard from the clean air regions of the Arctic. Normally, the sky is a deep blue, not a fine pale blue. And as the sun set, the zenith took on the classic purple/pink coloration that these skies have only when a volcano is active. This means a cool summer. So far, here it has been very cool this last two weeks and even though it is nearly June, it might freeze tonight. Cover those young veggie plants!