As Fall Flies By

Wow, how time flies – whether you’re having fun or not. With a clear plan in mind, I began writing this blog post several weeks ago to document the lovely, dramatic changes as fall enveloped the countryside.

The plan was for a two-part post, mind you. What can I say? Life happened and it seems I did everything but write.

So … back to late September.

Autumn was in full swing across Alaska’s forests and fields, and I, rather than bemoaning the loss of summer, was determined to enjoy the crisp fall air and changing leaves, as viewed from my second story spinning studio.

Several days of rain (more like a week – unsurprising this year) seemed to give our trees an extra boost of energy, making Alaska’s yellows and golds even more vibrant. With mostly birch, poplar and spruce directly behind our house, my view was delightful.

I do sometimes miss the reds, oranges and vermilions of the upper Midwest, but hey, in Alaska, it’s all about the gold!

The hillside view from our second story, looking down to Vine Rd. far below.

I added in extra oranges to my personal autumn experience by spinning up a autumnal skein of Cheviot wool 3-ply yarn, purchased especially for this special time of year.

Spinning while watching the leaves changing color outside my window was not only relaxing, but also helped me get into the spirit of the season.

Sadly, just as fall was peaking in my area, a tremendously strong, 24-hour wind and rain event blew through much of Alaska, stripping the trees of leaves and plunging us straight from the height of fall glory into the bleakness of pre-winter.

These pictures were taken just one day apart. Same trees.

OK … learning to let go. 🍁🍁

Published by 2dachsnite

I’m a RV Sometimer (less than full time, but more than a weekend warrior) living in Alaska, with dreams of seeing the country in my RV. I am 70 years old and married, but my husband isn’t a fan of RV travel, so my journeys are mostly solo except for my navigators; dachshunds Baxter & Rhonda. I’m also a spinner of tales - and a spinner of yarn (my other passion). My spinning wheel, along with the dogs, go along on all my travels. I look forward to sharing my stories, including photos and videos, with you.

5 thoughts on “As Fall Flies By

  1. It seems here in Wisconsin, we had about 4 days of fall – and went from summer right smack into winter. I LOVE your yarn and the beautiful rich colors that help you celebrate fall, no matter how short!

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  2. Boy, talk about a lesson in “Enjoy it while you have it!” The trees were glorious while they lasted. At least you still have your beautiful yarn to keep you happy and fill your eyes with color. What are you going to knit?

    Here in Portland, we’re still in a heat wave, getting days in the 80s. This is 20 degrees higher than normal. Wonder what our winter olds in store.

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    1. Over the past few weeks, I’ve spun three large rovings of Cheviot wool, in three completely different colorways, but using the same spinning method for each. I’m working on a blog post about it. I’m not sure how interesting it will be to non-spinners/knitters … but I’ve found the process quite intriguing.

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