September 25 is here and that means, fall in Alaska! It seems like just yesterday we were waving to the first cruise ships as they pulled into port! Now the sun is going down earlier and earlier and we wake to frost covering our cars!
We might be losing more and more daylight but this is still my favorite time of year for a whole host of reasons!
I love the smell of fall! Something about the smell of leaves and cool air blowing from the north just brings me goosebumps.
The color change. We don’t have a whole lot of color in Southeast Alaska (we are surrounded by pines and hemlocks which are evergreens) but what we do have is beautiful against our mountains and glaciers.
The crisp cool air which signals winter is almost here!
Fall hunting. Hunting season is an important time for a lot of Alaskans. Time to stock up on an important food source whether it is moose from the river valley, deer from the alpine, fish from the ocean or one of my favorite, berries from the forest.
This time of year we start closing down our second store. Preparing to wave goodbye to the last ship as it sails south and we shift our focus to Christmas! We make sure we get outside with our friends and family to take part in Alaskan traditions that have been passed down for generations.
I hope everyone gets to experience at least one fall in Southeast or any place in Alaska because it truly is one of the most beautiful places you’ll ever see. Since you made the long trip up, you might as well get some yummy chocolates and fudge to make those sweet sights even sweeter! We will be rolling out with our season candies such as, pumpkin spice fudge, peppermint bark, sea salt peanut butter fudge, and who knows what else! We get bored in the winter so drop us a comment and let us know what you would like us to make!
Thanks for making our summer season one of the best ever and we hope to hear from you this Christmas!