What August means in Fairbanks

#fashionover40 #fashionover50 #Alaska #lifestyle #travel What August means in Alaska - posh casual OOTD @ High Latitude Style @ http://www.highlatitudestyle.com
Oliveo chinos with Moda International sweater and cardigan, L.K. Bennett open toe plateau pumps and Jaeger tote (all own)

August in Alaska means

  • State Fair or regional fairs like the Tanana Valley Fair. This involves shopping, competitions (see here), rides, lots of food, visiting a bigger community, fun for the entire family.
  • Hunting season
  • Berry picking and collecting mushrooms
  • Rain season and end of the fire season
  • Gathering of birds (e.g. Canada geese, trumpeter swans, ducks, ravens, sandhill cranes), for instance, at Creamer’s Field, or on the fields of the experimental farm of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, lots of birds’ talk, and birds flying in formation
  • The leaves start turning yellow and begin to fall
  • The temperatures are getting into or below 40 F (about 5oC) at night
  • Dark nights come back and “steel” 5 to 10 minutes of daylight one day at a time and the aurora becomes again visible in cloud-free nights
  • Start of layering to keep warm in the evenings and mornings (see OOTD in this post)
  • Harvesting everything at once including cutting flowers (see here)
  • Green tomatoes on the kitchen counter
  • Exchanging the light bulbs (here) and tires if you want to be ahead of the curve at the shop. Nights are coming back (see plot) and the first flurries may fly in mid-September, respectively
  • Back to school for K-12, but not the college students. Many students would not show up before after Labor Day as they try to hunt their food for the fall and spring semesters
  • End of the tourist season

#Alaska What August means in Alaska harvesting the potatoes @ High Latitude Style @ http://www.highlatitudestyle.com
From left to right: Red potatoes, Russian fingerlings in pink, yellow and white, not sorted yet, black potatoes. Front row: Mixed potatoes not sorted yet
#Alaska What live means in Alaska in August - sunrise and sun set in Fairbanks Alaska @ High Latitude Style @ http://www.highlatitudestyle.com
Annual course of sun rise and sun set in Fairbanks, Alaska. Twillight is about two hours. In mid August, enough daylight is lost that there are dark nights again and the aurora can again be seen during clear sky nights

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#fashionover40 #fashionover50 #Alaska #lifestyle #travel On living in Alaska fall OOTD back view @ High Latitude Style @ http://www.highlatitudestyle.com
Back view of posh casual fall outfit with Moda International cardigan, Oliveo chinos, L.K. Bennett pumps, and Jaeger tote (all own)

Photos: G. Kramm (2015)

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