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Fall Fireweed In Homer Alaska

Harbinger of Winter

Our stunning fireweed, with colors ranging from deep pink to purple, has lost the flowers and gone to seed. I confess to a bit of panic on windy days when the fireweed seeds fly - it looks like snowflakes in the wind - and is a harbinger that winter is on the way. Alaska legend says that when the fireweed is done blooming, the first snow is six weeks away. That happened mid-September this year. If the legend holds, we can anticipate our first snow around the beginning of November - I’ll keep you posted on that.


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