Thursday, October 29, 2009

You Capture-Autumn

This week's You Capture subject, "Autumn," feels a bit late for those of us in Alaska. At least it does to me. Though, oddly, I suppose not as late as it might feel to those in some Lower 48 places (like Denver and Salt Lake) where they've recently gotten a ton of snow!

When I left on October 12th for my trip down the Pacific Coast, from Seattle to Santa Barbara (I ended up making it all the way to San Diego, BTW) fall was still in full swing here in Anchorage. Though the season already felt extended for us, even at that relatively early point in October, for this part of the country, the trees were still covered in beautiful colored leaves and all the termination dust that had graced the mountain tops a few days prior had since melted. It was beautiful and certainly autumnal feeling.

However, when T and I returned late last week things had changed drastically. We're now stuck in a weird limbo where it doesn't really feel or look like Autumn anymore (all of the trees are bare) but it doesn't really feel like winter yet either (we've not yet gotten any snow that has stuck around. Snow fell for a few hours yesterday, but it was melting before it hit the ground.) As a result, Autumn was a little difficult for me to capture around these here parts. I'm going to include some shots from my trip that feel more authentically autumnal, as well as a few shots I took while walking to work this morning (just to give you all a sense of what it's like around here.)

A Lone Leaf on the Rain-Soaked Pavement
Tillamook, OR

Starting the Drive Along Avenue of the Giants
Humboldt Redwood State Park, CA

Shed Redwood Needles and My Keens
Humboldt Redwood State Park, CA
Look at the size of those needles!!

In Southern California It's Blue Skies and Added Autumnal Colors
Disneyland, CA

Sunrise Walk to Work
Anchorage, AK
This is a shot of the same bridge so many of you loved from a few weeks ago. See how much it has changed in just a few weeks?

Snow Covered Chugach Mountains at Sunrise
Anchorage, AK
Also on my walk to work this morning. It was about 9:00am and the sun was just starting to rise. That's a sure sign of late fall around these parts. So is the dusting of snow up there.

1 comment:

Susan Berlien (warmchocmilk) said...

Great photos. This you capture thing is fun! Thaks for stopping by, come again :)