frozen puddles: so it begins

Just 2 days ago we were walking around in t-shirts, wondering if it was going to get cold before the end of September. This morning, the answer:

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Now we’re talking.

Still seeing the Yukon River flow by (freeze-up won’t happen til early November, typically). And the puddles are still releasing their thermal-protection layers of ice for the slightly warm part of the afternoon, making the streets’ mud ruts vulnerable with mushy water again –

– but we’re getting there. Ice will bloom again. Bring it on, winter!

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