Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The march of seasons

Alaska's summer--though cool, colorful, and filled with abundant daylight--is far too short. Already the temperatures are dropping and soon we'll see the first snowfall of the winter. In the meantime, however, we're enjoying a glorious autumn and I'm going to take advantage of every sun-filled day. Yellow is the primary fall color up here; from our patio we can see the gold-tinged mountains behind us. One of these days I'll wake up to a dusting of snow on the peaks and before long, the entire mountain range will be blanketed in white.

I hope I never grow so accustomed to the glories of nature in this part of the world that I forget how lucky I am to be living, even temporarily, where towering mountains, icy blue glaciers, magnificent wildlife, and breathtaking water vistas are the norm.

Until the next time...

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