Goodbye Summer Season

gulf of alaska

September 24, 2014 – a favorite spot to visit.

Fall had officially begun when I took this final photograph of our visit to the point. It’s a favorite location of ours to visit. I prefer to only visit when there is no ice or snow on the ground and it isn’t so chilly by the water, therefore, this was my last visit of the season. My more daring man, he will visit year round and take many photos to share with me.

It was a beautiful day that served many purposes. The drive out to the point was gorgeous. The leaves on all the trees shivered in the breeze that was picking up fairly strong. Colors of some green remain but most trees on the drive were yellow to orange and brown, it was quite lovely. Fall is a favorite season of mine, it’s saddened me in the past how short it is in Alaska. The bitter cold of winter has been harsh in the ;past as we only just recently purchased a vehicle. Taking the bus or standing outside in 0 degree weather waiting for the bus is brutal in itself and many do it.  There are times even when you find yourself deciding damn it – it’s just faster to walk in dark and the cold. Weather can rob you of any enjoyment that might come from the season.

However, the past couple of years have brought a new appreciation of my favorite season no matter how short it is. I welcome the season that follows as well. I EMBRACE my life, with every short season, cold snap and dark sky it might have!


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