Farewell to Fireweed…and Summer

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Hi Friends,

Does fireweed mark time where you live?  It definitely does here in Alaska.

I love a landscape filled with fireweed blooms. They are so beautiful and in one of my favorite colors.  Once it blooms here in the summer, it is truly lovely…but we keep watch:

How far are the blooms down the stem now?
The top blooms are starting to fade away…
Now there are barely any blooms left…
Summer is almost over…

Here we are at the beginning of September and summer is a wonderful memory. The fireweed is all bloomed out except for a few rogue flowers that seem to be rebelling against the passing of time. They, too, will be gone soon.

I love Fall and the unique beauty and routine it brings. But I will miss the vibrant colors of summer, the easier pace, the warmth, and the splendid {albeit time-marking} fireweed flowers.

Have a blessed Labor Day {& Autumn}!

Joyfully,

Jackie

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The beauty of Alaska…

Went for a drive the other day to Lake Hood.  The fireweed were almost outshining the mountains!

Went for a drive the other day to Lake Hood. The fireweed were almost outshining the mountains!

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Zooming out for another view. Breathtaking! I’ve been here for almost 30 years and the beauty of Alaska never gets old.

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It’s always fun to watch the float planes take off and land at Lake Hood. To quote Wikipedia: “Lake Hood is the world’s busiest seaplane base, handling an average of 190 flights per day.” Sounds right to me.