Winter comes early in Alaska

On Friday, as the kids left for school it had just started snowing. The twins were excited to see the beginning of the snow.

Little Boy went out and touched it. “It’s like frozen water!” he said.

Now before you say, “DUH!! It IS frozen water, kid!” realize that this child (along with his twin sister) has lived on a tropical island as long as he can remember. They have never seen actual snow. They have never seen winter. These concepts are TV fantasy to these kids.

Or they were, up until this weekend. It snowed quite a bit on Friday, as you can see from this series of photos.

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The twins enjoyed playing in the snow.

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I thought it seemed awfully soon to start winter, since it’s not even October yet, but everyone said it would be a short-lived snow.

This turned out to be true. The temperatures went up a bit and all the snow melted by the end of the weekend.

I was beginning to think maybe we’d have a bit more fall before winter came for real. Then I went out this morning.

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Yeah, I think it’s winter for real.

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