Thursday, October 02, 2014
I don't think I can remember a fall on Kodiak where the colors have been so bright or lasted so long. It's funny but I assumed all Alaskans had experienced the same sort of summer and fall as we have on Kodiak - we all live in Alaska right? But I gather that in the Interior and in Southeast they had wet summers and falls. I had a friend from Fairbanks who wrote me to the effect that he was glad that the wet miserable summer was over. What?
Sometimes I think we forget how spread out and varied the various parts of Alaska are - from the rainforests and glaciers of Southeast, to the windswept, tree-less Aleutians, to the dwarf spruce taiga of the Interior. It's ironic because in terms of population the state is small and tightly knit - everybody seems to know everybody no matter where they live. We forget that it is also a HUGE place. Patrick