Labor Day is the End of Summer in Alaska

<h2><a href="http://www.professorhollybell.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/IMG_0112-3.jpg"><img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-1854" title="IMG_0112-3" src="http://www.professorhollybell.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/IMG_0112-3-300x199.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="199" /></a>Leaving summer behind in Alaska.</h2> In most parts of the United States, Labor Day Weekend is the symbolic end of summer. While the kids have gone back to school, little has changed from the previous weekend. The days remain warm, vegetables are still ripening in the garden, and fall colors are still weeks away. In <b>Alaska</b>, Labor Day Weekend is more than the symbolic end of summer. Summer really ended here this weekend. The first indication that summer was over happened the week before Labor Day Weekend (LDW) when the trees started to show hints of yellow and orange. By LDW they were beginning to fully engage their fall foliage and I found leaves beginning to cover the grass. On Sunday of LDW I noticed the fireweed had started to turn red in the valley and looked up at the mountains to

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