Sunday, September 27, 2009

Fall comes to Kodiak

The day after the equinox, we woke to 30 degrees. Frost covered the lawn and they say a dusting of snow dropped on the mountains. Overnight the fireweed sprouted their cottony white tufts. By the next day their red leaves turned brown.

Now its time to prepare a few things.
1. Mow the lawn for the last time and put the tractor away.
2. Change the water in the hot tub before the faucet temperature drops below 50 degrees.
3. Find the ice scrapers for the car's windshield.

But don't get too depressed. It still gets to nearly 50 degrees every day. Just start a hike with a jacket and take it off as the day goes on. Just think: no more sweating in that hot, nearly 70 degree weather!

1 comment:

Tori said...

I know that it's a "weed", but I think I miss fireweed the most of all the flowers in Kodiak! Second place is the chocolate lily.

Lovely pictures of the leaf coloration!