Something Beautiful is a self-imposed initiative to find a visual feast for each day of a year.
There is nothing to recommend Bethel, Alaska. As advertised, I have found it to be one of the bleakest environments I have experienced. Except that there are no mountains or beautiful coastlines, it represents the most austere and desolate of that which people think of as the wilderness. West—there is no road, and no established settlement for 400 miles until Anchorage.
To the point, Bethel is not beautiful. So why bother mentioning it. Tonight—sitting in the perpetual grey of the gnarly Alaskan plains—the vivid colors of last night seem all the more technicolor. So tonight, back to Anchorage and Cook’s Inlet for mysterious skies or cieli misteriosi.