Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Termination Dust

Termination Dust in Anchorage, AlaskaWe call that stuff on the mountains "termination dust" because it means the end of summer. Seems like it's been slower coming than in other years but it's there, creeping closer and closer down the mountain towards us . . .

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20 comments:

Lori said...

Wow...great shot. I love to see snow on the mountains:) Happy WW.

Sandy Carlson said...

Termination dust is a pretty good term! (Ooh. Sorry about the word play!)

Michelle A. said...

Termination dust is a brilliant way to describe it. I here you, although, I think you get more cold than I do here in Montreal!

Shana said...

What a lovely shot. And a great explanation. Happy WW!!!

Kelly said...

That's gorgeous, in a beautiful-side-of-evil kind of way.

(Shudder.)

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

What a lovely photo, even if it does signify the end of summer... Happy WW! :)

ellen b said...

Perspective! It's great to be exposed to someone else's!

Stacey@Look, Mom, Look! said...

Your photos are always so beautiful! It looks so beautiful but I always hate to see the end of summer.

Diana said...

Gorgeous shot! I don't look forward to winter, but it is beautiful!

tegdirb92 said...

what a great shot!! Have a great Wednesday.

Shelia said...

It just doesn't get any more beautiful than that. Happy WW!

Glennia said...

Beautiful shot. Can you see this from where you live? You must never get tired of looking at that scenery.

Susan said...

Yes, as everyone has already said, this is a Wonderful shot. I have been reading up on your advice on blog stuff, very interesting, thanks!

Today feels like the end of summer here also (north Georgia), it is going to be in the 40s tonight!

Have a great day!

susiej said...

Termination dust. Never heard that -- I like it. y

pussreboots said...

Gorgeous photo. Here we judge the seasons in part by the behavior and thickness of the fog.

Patois said...

A beautiful picture and my one new thing learned today all wrapped up into one post. Great!

Stephanie said...

Love that term!
Snow is so lovely. . . in photos!

Joyful Days said...

Dust or not, I cannot imagine getting to see the mountains all the time. Just awesome.

allrileyedup said...

Never heard that phrase before - Love it!

luckyzmom said...

Yes, we have "termination dust" on the Sierras here also. We need to go through this for the needed moisture, but I prefer it to be brief.