Oct 27, 2010

Escape to Anchorage

We had a fun weekend road trip to Anchorage. Hiking, eating, spending our PFD, visiting old Fairbanks friends, and drinking with Uncle Alec. Beautiful drive down and back, and beautiful time there!

Japanese-looking Chugach
Reba, our awesome Girdwood hostess
Abstract Turnagain Arm
Los Anchorage sunset from Earthquake Park

Oct 18, 2010

autumn falling

Summer ended suddenly. It was going along all warm and sunny, than whamo! it turned cold and dark and snowed. I'm trying to stay excited about wintertime, but October can be a rough transition month, when there's not enough snow to ski, and the remnants of summer still hang around - tan lines, studless bike tires, geranium plants from the garden now blooming happily on the window sills. Fall is such a nice time too, but it's short here in Fairbanks. Autumn is pretty much one month - September. A great autumn it was this year.  
The birch trees in our yard drop their leaves all at once.
Last plant to bloom in the garden.

Beautiful sunset at Quartz Lake.

Morning canoe at Quartz Lake.