September

Filed under: Homer,Nature,Photos — Amy @ 10:26 pm

Fog Cloud

There has been a low-hanging cloud covering Kachemak Bay.  It seems to move back and forth quite a bit but never actually dissipates.  It has tried several times to creep up into our yard but so far has never made it to that altitude.  We can see it just beyond the treeline in the back yard, which slopes downward.  Yet it remains sunny and clear and perfectly beautiful within the boundaries of our property, as though there’s some kind of force-field keeping the fog away.

As we descend the hill, it’s really something to see nothing but a cloud blanket where the ocean is supposed to be.  Then all of a sudden we are in it, and can hardly see the trees on the side of the road.  It’s rather disorienting.  I drop the kids off at school in the dark, foggy mist, and then climb the hill back up and into the beautiful sunshine where I can see for miles and miles in any direction.

Aside from the strange ground-cloud, the weather in September has been wonderful.  We’ve had more sun this month than in the previous 3 months put together.  Though it’s obvious that Autumn is here, as the temperatures have begun to drop at night.  When you walk outside, sometimes you can actually hear the leaves drying out and turning crispy.  It’s usually in the mid to low 40’s when I drive the kids to school.

The fireweed is all gone as well – another marker to signal the end of summer.  It was beautiful while it lasted though.

Fireweed

We have enjoyed the clear nights recently.  It’s amazing how many stars, galaxies and everything else you can see in the night sky here.  A couple of nights ago, we were out for about 10 minutes and I counted 7 shooting stars and 2 satellites.  And every star in the galaxy.

Night Sky

(The blank space at the top is the roof)

I think September has been the most enjoyable month that we’ve lived here, weather-wise.  I hope it lasts.  It’s a nice little “last hurrah” before we dive into winter and we have all enjoyed being outside at lot in the last few weeks.

One Response so far.

  1. Grandpa /Grandmommy again says:

    Wow! Glad for this good weather report and the photos are fabulous – I really think the cloud cover shot is amazing and, of course, the stars are unbeleivable for a city dweller in Texas – Thanks again for sharing these experiences you guys are getting to take advantage of there – Love you – Dad

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