Monday, September 15, 2008

Fall Colors

This is a beautiful time of the year in Alaska. After living in Florida for 9 1/2 years, I am still amazed at the changes each season brings in the north. I love to drive around the back side of the base and enjoy the fall colors. The road winds back and forth, and the speed limit is slow, so it's a great place to just enjoy the scenery. My favorite stop along the road is Six Mile Lake. It's also a float plane airport, so if you are lucky, you can watch the planes take off and land.
Today it was quiet. Just me and the occasional fish splashing around in the water.
This morning, there was a little termination dust on the mountains. Not much, though, and the lower peaks had melted clean by 9:30 or so this morning. There is still snow on the higher peaks, a little further back. It won't be long now. In another week or two, the trees will be bare. By the end of October, snow will be on the ground.

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