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A Change of the Season

Discussion in 'Storm Pictures' started by Alaska Boss, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    Well, if things go like they did last year, I have 15 more days left until I start plowing again,... and even tho it doesn't look like it right now, I know how fast the seasons can change around here. We are past the peak colors now, as many of the trees around here are already bare,... and I've snapped a few pictures in the last week or two of what it looks like around here as we turned the page into September,... starting with my house & driveway,.. :cool:

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  2. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    and some random shots up & down the highway where I live,... :waving:

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  3. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    More views,.. the Trans-Alaska Pipeline is the white-ish line in the first photo,... as it snakes thru the valley across from my place,..

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  4. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,822

    Wow, what a nice area it looks like there.
     
  5. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    Random shots driving down the road,...

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  6. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    There's a little more red color in the higher country,... as much of the smaller brush turns various hues of scarlet,..

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  7. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

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  8. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    More of how it looks while driving last week....

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  9. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    and a few more,....

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  10. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
    Messages: 1,593

    Good to have you back AB- always enjoy your threads. You could make a killing in the post card biz...
     
  11. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    There hasn't been any fresh snow in the smaller mountains around my house lately, but the fresh snow on the bigger mountains just north of me is getting fairly heavy now,... and it will just keep coming down the mountains in the next few weeks,...

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  12. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    It's been freezing almost every night now,... and even tho these days are just beautiful,... and if the weather patterns are somewhat normal this year,.. in less than a month, I'm gonna have to start making big white piles again,... and I'm gettin' pumped! :redbouncewesport:salute::waving:

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  13. GPS

    GPS Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 268

    Beautiful pics as always. Love the house, too. I hope to someday build my dream home, but am still trying to decide if it will be a log home or a timberframe. Maybe a log home with a large post and beam garage???
     
  14. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    Thanks,... fall is the shortest season we have here,... the peak colors sometimes only last for a couples days, before the wind changes it all,.. the next big wind we get is going to knock 90% of the rest of the leaves off,... then it can just turn into winter overnight,... :waving:

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  15. creativedesigns

    creativedesigns PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,929

    WOW! Truly beautiful pics :) The mountain tops are cool white :cool: Might be a dumb question, but are they ever bare during the hot summer months? And what goes thru the pipeline? natural gas I assume.

    Lookin good AB.
     
  16. KJ Cramer

    KJ Cramer Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    Awesome pics! Loved looking at last years posts. Whats the average high there around this time?
     
  17. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    The very tops on the mountains here that are more than 10,000' never thaw down to bare ground. Those biggest ones in the pics are between 14,000 & 16,000 feet,... and there's ice fields up there 100's of feet thick that cover many square miles. The pipline delivers crude oil, not natural gas. Even tho production is now way down, approximately 15-18% of all the crude produced in the US, goes thru that 48" pipe behind my house.


    Well, it stills gets close to 60° or so in the mid afternoons on these clear sunny days in mid-Sept, altho 40°-50° is more normal, but then drops into the 20's to high teens at night. The ground usually won't start staying froze until about mid-October.
     
  18. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    Wow you live in a beautiful place, I love yours pictures!
     
  19. erkoehler

    erkoehler PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,267

    Awesome pics!

    I am going to go back and look at some from last winter now.............
     
  20. AndyTblc

    AndyTblc Senior Member
    Messages: 681

    wow, those pics make me want to visit my cousin up in Fairbanks so bad. But it's to long of a flight.