In Anchorage it means that the sun is high enough on the horizon that you can feel its heat and that every day gains five or six minutes of daylight (13 hours and 16 minutes today.) Sun both melts and evaporates snow, ice art forms again at night. Here's what it looked like today near Campbell Airstrip.
Cottonwoods reaching skyward, basking in the sun's warmth,
waking their sweet smelling sticky buds.
Campbell Creek still mostly covered by snow below the bridge.
The birch sending out its own Morse code messages.
I'm sure it's profound; if I could only read it.