Thursday, August 20, 2009

Change of Season

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Uyaana and I took the dogs out to run and dig and hunt tasty critters. Kaija found a squirrel hole down in that crack and was digging to China.




The dogs had lots of fun, as usual, chasing after each other...




...and Uyaana.




They are always on the hunt.




Oops, there's something over there.




Kaija goes in for the kill.




Look at that pounce. Girl's got skillz.




As the title of this post suggests this is the time of the changing season. Summer is easing quickly into fall. We have a few days already where the high was only in the low to mid 40's.




The tundra is already starting to change colors. The tundra reaches it's peak green at around the 3rd week in July. Now we are in the 3rd week in August and things are starting to turn a yellowish hue. Won't be long now before things start frosting over. I better get my rear in gear and pick some blueberries while they are good.













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8 comments:

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

Great "pounce" picture!

Arvay said...

Your pup is big now! The same size as Kaija!

KeepStriving said...

I love the open tundra pictures...reminds me of Nome. I also loved when the fall colors came out too..

Tracy said...

I have to say, I'm jealous...fall, and especially winter are stil far off for us down here in TX. I keep hoping you all up in AK send it down here a bit early, but so far no luck...

Your dog pictures cracked me up. We used to have a dog that would "prance" around our property kinda like that. She'd do this weird run/hop thing with her tail straight up and almost look like a deer. She had short legs and couldn't see over the tallest grass so she'd keep jumping to see over it.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the pictures. I spent my summers growing up in Kotzebue. I haven't been back in 18 years, even thou I still have family that live there!

Amy said...

We're seeing the signs of fall here in Fairbanks, too! Some birch trees are just barely starting to change and we had our first frost in town last night. I'm ready!

Ms. ~K said...

I always enjoy my visits to your wonderful blog...
Love the pounce shot!
Kit

ForestGreen said...

Awesome pictures of Kaija pouncing! My akita has the same enthusiasm going after the hunt!

~Christa