The day is quite short in Farbanks in the winter, and so, too, is my tolerance for minus thirty-seven degrees. That's what made me appreciate the rise of our "Morning Star" each day that James and I camped out in the Alaskan wilderness cabin we rented. I "roughed it" in my Canadian Goose Snow Mantra parka, the "warmest coat in the world." The only thing more warm is that "warm and fuzzy" feeling I get looking back at this scene marvelous scene. But make no mistake, there's no fuzz in this picture itself as the clarity is crisp and clean, like the pure white virgin snow that serves as the photo's foundation. Like soldiers guarding her majesty... she who shines from beyond, these evergreens are forever surrounding her, as she rises each morning.