Summer in south-central Alaska is a thing to behold. The greenery in early June is so lush that you'd think we lived in a rain forest. Summer typically lasts through September, and then things begin to change in October.
But what about this year?
We've been watching the first flocks of geese heading southeast (south would take them to the open Pacific) since late July. That's when the first few dead leaves began to fall.
Yesterday we noticed that the Northern Birch leaves are turning yellow. The honking of geese overhead is a daily occurrence.
Temps are starting to display an inconsistent pattern of cooler one day, warmer the next, with the frequent passing showers that are a hallmark of autumn here. Rain jackets are now part of "what we carry along" on trips out.
It's not fall here - yet - but it's not far away.