It’s a sacred and melancholy time of year in September in the Palmer area. We begin the process of saying goodbye to Summer. We begin the preparations for Winter. It’s sad and beautiful. We harvest all the remaining vegetables and seeds. We preserve memories for the dark times. This is a yearly ritual. There is still joy in the sun’s warmth.
Palmer’s Cloud Theater—This year, more than most, we’ve been given front row seasonal seats to the ever-changing Cloud Theater. It is everywhere you look. Vast varieties of layered clouds have appeared, accumulated, dissipated and disappeared with prompt rapidity. Sometimes we take our interesting medley of clouds for granted. But this year we couldn’t help but pay attention. It is our immense view-scapes and expansive vistas that allow us this special time to observe and appreciate the wonders of the atmosphere.