Alaska's Winter Horizon

Alaska's Winter Horizon

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Fall's Short Season in the Last Frontier

We've been really busy finishing up outside and getting ready for the winter season. By some fluke, we had a really great gardening year. We had more radishes, lettuce, carrots, and tomatoes than we could eat.
There were also several zucchini and squash plants that produced enough to satisfy us. Our cherry trees shocked us by filling over a gallon container of yummy cherries. The apple trees were beautiful and loaded with fruit.

However, most of the apples got too mushy for us.
 We'll have to study up on what causes this and remedy it for next year.
 Greg pulled the remaining tomatoes a few weeks ago before our first deep freeze.

 A few ripen everyday but others haven't been so lucky. We were just too late harvesting some of them.

The colors of these little flowers were quite striking in contrast to their fall surroundings.

 One morning I got out early and drove to one of Anchorage's many parks.
This one is located near our home and has some majestic views.
Fall is a short season here. As you can tell by this picture, lawn cutting time is over for this year!
 We'll tell you more about our first snow of this season in the next post.