Thursday, September 01, 2005

Won't be long now

Believe it or not, but it snowed in Fairbanks last night, the last night of August. Just a dusting, and nothing that stuck around. I didn't even know about it until I heard the weather report on the radio.

The sky is filled with Canada geese honking and flying in ragged Vs. They're not leaving quite yet, just practicing or herding up or something.

Here are my x-country skis, right where I left them the last time I skied this spring. I suppose I could have put them away, but what's the point? Up here we leave our ice scrapers under the car seat, our coats and hats in the front closet, the snow shovel next to the porch. What would be the point of putting things away when they'll be needed again in a few weeks? One of the things you learn up here is that Summer is just a thin veneer over Winter.Won't be long now


deepinthought said...

I am new to blogging and randomly hit your site after posting one of my own. I was in Fairbanks several years ago and loved the area. It was May, cool, long days and spring was just breaking through. I enjoyed reading your posts and will watch for your book. The summary was very good and while at first I was not keen on the perceived sci-fi setting, I was intrigued by the characters and the imagination you brought to life in such a short blog. I'll look forward to the rest of the story. Best of luck and stay warm this winter.

David Marusek said...

Thanks for the good words, deepinthought. My own brand of science fiction is more concerned with people and the effects of high tech on society than on space wars or parallel universes. I call it "everyday" SF. I hope you get a chance to pick up a copy of Counting Heads and see what I mean.

Inspired said...

Lovely pictures, David!