First snow | September 18, 2013

Posted by lwpetersen | September 18, 2013 | outdoors

Waking up in Fairbanks, Alaska on September 18, 2013 to a summ-fall-winter wonderland:

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All the summer and fall foliage meshed well with the white snow. It was kind of gorgeous . . .

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I sat down at Smith Lake to watch two beavers building a lodge.

They were really cute to watch; like cuddly little water-dogs playing fetch with sticks. Suddenly, their little water puppy materialized a few feet in front of me, watched me for a few seconds, and swam away.

Shortly after, mom realized I was there and told me to leave . . .

I obliged and went on my way. The contrast and color in the lake and all the ponds was stunning.

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There were a couple of tundra swans as well (I think, it is hard to tell the difference between tundra and trumpeter at this distance).

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