Springtime In Alaska, Insect Control and Landscaping
It’s Springtime In Alaska When…
You can see the birds, even though they’ve been there all winter. You blinked and the sun hasn’t set yet. You know the deadline for buying Nenana Ice Classic Tickets is coming soon.
No new snow is coming to hide the dirty snow. It’s not forty below. There are hourly reports on the radio about the status of the Tripod on the Tanana River at Nenana.
It stays above 32 degrees at night. Toghetthele Hill over Nenana is more green than brown. Snow is disappearing.
You can’t see your breath when you are outside. “Snowbirds” are moving back from Arizona, Hawaii, and Mexico. Construction workers are standing outside the union hall.
The winter’s accumulation of dog piles are starting to show. The stores are putting the Independence Day barbeque supplies on their shelves. Summer clothes are on clearance.
The ice and snow have melted from the potholes in the road and you risk head-on collisions to avoid them. You’re on the lookout for the cops cause you haven’t removed your studded tires yet. The dog races are over for the year.
You’ve seen the first mosquito of the year. The birds are back at Creamer’s Field in Fairbanks. You no longer have the urge to sing “We Gotta Get Outa This Place” by Eric Burton and the Animals.
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