PhotoPOSTcard: Pretty in Pink

During my stay in central Alaska this summer, I saw fireweed blooming everywhere. It is a colorful pink perennial which easily grows in sunny spots along the roads and the shores of lakes and rivers. It is one of the first species to come up after a fire, which is how it got its name. Supposedly it is also a harbinger of winter. I was told that the flower blooms from the bottom up and when the blooms at the top are done, winter will arrive in six weeks. I clearly caught it in mid bloom and mid summer.

Please note that my visit to Fairbanks was hosted by Explore Fairbanks. All content is my own.

Thanks for visiting.

Rose

 

PhotoPOSTcard: Midnight in Fairbanks, Alaska

This is what midnight looks like in the land of the midnight sun in Fairbanks, Alaska in mid July. I went to the Chena Lakes Recreation Area to get an unobstructed view of the setting sun over water. The sun did dip below the horizon, but just barely, so that it was this bright all night long.

Please note that my visit to Fairbanks was hosted by Explore Fairbanks. All content is my own.

Thanks for visiting.

Rose