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In mid-September, when it rains at my house it snows on the mountains. It’s a sight that sends people’s thumbs into a flutter, and soon my Facebook feed is filled with image posts labeled TERMINATION DUST, a harbinger of the dreaded first snow.
The white we see up there will soon be down here, and it sets in motion a few other things, like tires. Autumn means it’s time to dig the winter tires out of the shed and get ready to spend an afternoon with the impact wrench.
But the black of tires are only one of the true colors of autumn, and they can probably wait for a few more weeks behind the more immediate need for other colors.
Photo Credit: @alaskaonthefly
And as those layers of white on the mountaintops inch their way down to the surface where the people live, we’ll have to put away the guns and focus more on the tires. Or, more specifically, the studs sticking out of them.
Because Autumn means that very soon we will have this:
So it’s time to dig out these and get to work on those tires.
What are the true colors of Autumn in your neck of the woods?
P.S. The lead photo and the camo shot are by my friend Orlando Gonzales @alaskaonthefly. If you’re looking for an Alaska fishing guide next spring check him out: https://www.facebook.com/Alaskaontheflyguidesandoutfitter/