Tag Archives: seasons

Winter

Regardless of the calendar, it’s winter in Alaska.  With several inches of snow on the ground and temperatures dipping below zero in Anchorage, the use of heavy coats and studded tires is in full swing.  While the days are getting … Continue reading

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Change of Seasons

Seasons in the far north are on a different schedule from the temperate parts of the globe.  Days are getting shorter at a rapid rate now and yellow leaves are already carpeting the ground.  Anchorage had its first snowfall a … Continue reading

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Green Again!

It happens every year.  When winter finally decides to give up for a few months and the days actually get a bit warmer, you start to see leaf buds forming on the skeletal branches of birches and cottonwoods.  At first … Continue reading

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Snooze

After more snow earlier this month made this the longest winter on record, spring has finally arrived in Southcentral Alaska.  Temperatures are closer to “normal” now and birch and cottonwood leaves are beginning to unfold.  Most birds aren’t waiting and … Continue reading

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Renewal

It’s that time of year.  With nearly 18 ½ hours of sunlight now at latitude 61.2N the non-winter season is in full swing.  Trees are leafed out, bird activity is at its peak, moose calves are in vogue, and salmon … Continue reading

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Seasons

It’s autumn here in Southcentral Alaska.  Lots of butter yellow leaves around (at least until the next heavy storm with wind and rain), and a few trees with patches of bright orange too.  It’s not the same palette of brilliant … Continue reading

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New Leaves

The green explosion in Southcentral Alaska is happening right on schedule.  With rare exceptions, during the third week of May the leaves of deciduous trees and shrubs—especially birch, cottonwood, and alder—unfold from their bud cases in response to longer days … Continue reading

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They’re back….

Seasonal change has taken hold now in Southcentral Alaska.  Most nights are still below freezing, but gradually warming days and increasing hours of sunlight have reduced the snow and ice and promise rapidly accelerated melting very soon.  Traditionally, migrating gulls … Continue reading

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Seasons and Photokina

Seasons.   Ready for winter?  This current cold snap in Southcentral is an abrupt reminder of how quickly the seasons can change here in Alaska.  Summer’s over, autumn won’t be here much longer, and it’s time to think cold weather.  Just … Continue reading

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