I hate to bring up such a painful subject but it's that time of year. You see here the picture of the mountains near our home and that stuff on the top is what we call Termination Dust, as in the termination of summer.
We've had a bunch of rain this past week and when it was over the mountains were powdered white and the stuff is inching its way down toward us.
So just as I did last year I'm offering a bit of a game. When do you think we'll get the first official Anchorage snowfall? I think last year it was around the middle of October though some years it goes well into November or even December, you just never know. It's been so warm this year we might be very lucky.
If you come closest to the actual date you'll win a fabulous Alaskan prize. Maybe it will be an authentic bear cub or moose calf--possibly the twins you see eating my crab apple tree here below, maybe a firmly-packed snowball, but it'll be something that shows I care. Here are the rules:
1. Pick a date, any date, from September 30th on.
2. Leave me a comment with your day, making sure I have a way to reach you should you win. This could be an email address left in the comment itself or the link to your own blog in your profile, however you want to do it.
3. I will update this post with a list of the days taken with the names of participants as they come in. If you have a blog I'll link to it. That way you can see which dates are popular and which are available.
4. You can pick any one date, with up to three people on one day. Once three people have picked a day that day will be closed. If your date gets filled up I'll just move you to the next available day following.
5. When it does officially snow with a measurable amount of white stuff in our own front yard (that's my measuring stick) I'll give a shout out to everyone who picked the winning day along with the
wildlife I mean prize the winners will receive.
Here's the list, fill it up!
Oct 1 Book Journey *CLOSED*
Oct 2 Fortyb4forty, My Inkstand, ArtisticInkspirations *CLOSED*
Oct 3 Homestead Lutheran Academy, Around the Island, Adventures of Howler and Toad *CLOSED*
Oct 4 Heart 2 Heart, Crazyland, I'm a Drama Mama *CLOSED*
Oct 5 Michelle's Family Life, Swellflamingo, An Ordinary Mom *CLOSED*
Oct 6 Mommy, I'm Home!, Seek a Balanced Life, Maricucu *CLOSED*
Oct 7 Reason Enough . . ., The Scrapbook Lady, Allie in Tok *CLOSED*
Oct 8 Erica, Fawn, Bobbie in AK *CLOSED*
Oct 9 What Were We Thinking, We Ride West, Grace *CLOSED*
Oct 10 Planet Nomad, Chocolate on My Cranium, It's Just Me . . . Roo *CLOSED*
Oct 11 Life off the Shelf, 3 Sides of Crazy, Willis' Family *CLOSED*
Oct 12 Patty w, Sheila, The Mommy Machine *CLOSED*
Oct 13 In the Mom Zone, My Neurotic Spot, Anonymous *CLOSED*
Oct 14 Anonymous, A Maui Blog, Susan *CLOSED*
Oct 15 Flip Flop Mama, Kaffee Klatsch, My Cabbage of True Love *CLOSED*
Oct 16 Mary A, ChristyNelson.net Amy *CLOSED*
Oct 17 Family Musings, Mrs. Ohtobe, What's Kookin' *CLOSED*
Oct 18 Owlfan, Born Librarian, Hannah M *CLOSED*
Oct 19 The Second Half of My Life, Diane, The Land of Ren *CLOSED*
Oct 20 Farm Home Life, Simba's Antics, Pat *CLOSED*
Oct 21 Life As Gesamtkunstwerk, Tracy B, Toney Babies *CLOSED*
Oct 22 What Mimi Read, Mother Earth Mender, The Dunns *CLOSED*
Oct 23 Wise Herb's Random Jottings, Illahee's Blog Hendersaurus *CLOSED*
Oct 24 Carolyn, September, Sondra *CLOSED*
Oct 25 Babysteps, No Ordinary Moments, Jackie Blue *CLOSED*
Oct 26 Sunflowers in My Kitchen, Anonymous, Finally Finding Me . . . I Think *CLOSED*
Oct 27 Warm and Fuzzy Thoughts, Susan, Midlife Motherhood *CLOSED*
Oct 28 Fruitful Words, The Ellis Family, Experience Imagination *CLOSED*
Oct 29 Tammy's Times, Not a Significant Source . . . , Biggy-Ziggy *CLOSED*
Oct 30 Nicky, Life with Boys, Katwint *CLOSED*
Oct 31 Kellen, Cool Zebras, branda50 *CLOSED*
Nov 1 4everMom, Sam, Alaskans in Exile *CLOSED*
Nov 2 The Scholastic Scribe, The Howard Family, Oceanmoon *CLOSED*
Nov 3 Mrs. Team S, One, Two, Twenty-Seven - August 2009, *CLOSED*
Nov 4 Four Part Harmony, Tales from Oakbriar Farm, My Maine Baby *CLOSED*
Nov 5 My Creative Life, Karin, Linda *CLOSED*
Nov 6 In the Land of the Nelson Women, Grrace, the flyingacc *CLOSED*
Nov 7 Robin in New Jersey, Lisa Luckey
Nov 8 Cindy
Nov 10 Stephanie Jordan
Nov 11 Crazy Angel, No Place Like It
Nov 12 A Blessed Crazy Life
If you want dates past this just leave it in the comments and I'll add it.
As for other winners . . . congratulations to Vickie of Tishomingo, Oklahoma for winning the Artistry Skin Care Products Giveaway from this weekend. She's won a very nice microdermabrasion system that she's going to love.
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