Saturday, October 24, 2009



This is fireweed. It grows all over the place. When the blossoms reach the top, it means summer is over...

And when it turns red, it means 6 weeks until snow. This photo was taken on September we should have snow any time now. (I think we should have already had snow, last year our first snow was around the 5th of October. This year no snow yet.)
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(I think I am remembering this Alaska old wives' tale right, but if I screwed it up please let me know. I have at times a truly sucky memory.)

By the way, I am not complaining about the lack of snow. I know I will be excited for the first snowfalls, but I remember really really well how long winter lasts.


  1. I don't know how I would cope! Winter lasts long enough as it is!

  2. Joools,

    I just want to apologize to you because I can easily see how you might think that I was mocking you.

    I just feel badly about what happened on MLW and I want you to understand that.

    Peace to you, please.


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