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Fields of Fireweed

CHSR Fireweed

As beautiful as it is to look at, fireweed holds a secret many Alaskans don’t like to talk about.  The blooms on the fireweed act as a seasonal clock… the closer the blooms are to the top of the plant, the closer we are to saying   When the flowers finally reach the top, we know that it’s time to say goodbye to summer and hello to fall, and *shudder* winter.

July 29, 2013 Posted by | Digital Buffet | , | 1 Comment

end of the season…

Alaskan Fireweed

There is a saying that goes when the fireweed blossoms turn to cotton, summer days will soon be forgotten." The cotton signals the end of summer. Well, the blossoms have turned to cotton, and since snow is falling, it must be so! Now, where the heck are my snowshoes?

September 23, 2009 Posted by | Digital Buffet | , , , , | Leave a comment