We got dusted this week! Well, the mountains around town did anyway.
Here is a photo of "Termination Dust" on a mountain to the west of Mendenhall GlacierWhy they call it 'termination dust' I can only guess, because it marks the termination of summer? It is when we get the look of powdered sugar being sprinkled on the tippy-tops of the mountains, and a sneak peek of what we are in-for. We did have a beautiful summer and with a WHITE world coming quickly, I thought I better get out there and grab some photos of COLOR before it is gone. Here is what I have come up with so far...
A veiw of Mendenhall Glacier from the beaver pond near the entrance of Tongass National Park
Fall colors on the treesFall colors on the groundEven the moss on the rocks & trees is starting to change color. With views like this reflection, it is hard to remember that we are in the 'real world' and not in an enchanted forest.