Posted 1w ago by @PlantMompy

โ„๏ธ I love the snow and I especially love looking at my plants looking at the snow. ๐ŸŒฑโ„๏ธ

Unfortunately, we moved from very snowy Vermont ๐Ÿ”๏ธ to the not-so-snowy coast ๐ŸŒŠ so these moments are fewer and farther between, but they are still perfect ๐Ÿ˜
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your plants are like WTAF is that ?
โ€œMan that looks cold. So glad Iโ€™m not out there!โ€
Your plants and I think the sameโ€ฆ.. ๐Ÿคฃ WTF is this white cold stuff. Iโ€™ve lived in PA my entire life and Iโ€™m still not a snow person almost 40yrs later. Im pretty sure itโ€™s never going to happen. Send me south!!! I keep telling my hubs but now itโ€™s the schools keeping us here for the kids.
@KDkat3 I'm the opposite! It's too hot all the time, so I keep telling hubby our next move is to Alaska ๐Ÿ˜‚
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@PlantMompy I can only imagine trying to keeps plants alive in Alaska during their winter
@KDkat3 alllll the grow lights ๐Ÿ˜‚
@PlantMompy do it!! I'll share all the tricks and if anything, it's definitely cold here. ๐Ÿคฃ last years stats: 154 days with max of 32*. 216 days with a minimum temperature of 32.110 days with a minimum of 0* or lower. Highest temp of the year was 86* and lowest, -47*. Total 59.3 inches of snow.
@ShadesofGreen ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿซฃ
@KDkat3 it's worth it though, winter is here... unreal. I was never really a snow person OR a heat person, but the snow here is different and I love it now. I AM, however, a mountain person and a "recurring celestial event" person. Nothing beats midnight walks in the snow with the aurora dancing overhead. I wouldn't trade it for anything!
@ShadesofGreen I was hoping someone from Alaska would see this.

On my way! ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฝ

...or maybe just a vacation until the kids move out and I can come up full time ๐Ÿ˜
@PlantMompy I definitely recommend two trips!! One summer, one winter. The wonky daylight and brutal cold is really tough for some people!

If you ever want to come up though, let me know. Would be happy to show you around! Will leave the recurring celestial event here to encourage you to book the flight. โœˆ๏ธ
@ShadesofGreen wow thatโ€™s amazing!!!! Iโ€™m currently in the process of trying to book an Alaskan cruise because my dad turns 70 this year and itโ€™s what he wants to do. Will we still see cool things in September? He definitely wants to see the whales.
@KDkat3 lived in PA for 6 years coming from TX! Talk about change! I did however fall in love with Allentown/Bethlehemโค๏ธ
@KDkat3 the humpback whales are "peak" viewing until mid September! ๐Ÿ‹ The best time I've seen the orcas was July/August, but those were residents. Some of the transitory ones should be around to head back towards the PNW! And you may pass the grey whale migration (they leave Mexico/California and head north during thebsummer/ early fall and winter in the Arctic). I havent gotten to see the Belugas yet! In terms of the aurora, you MAY get lucky depending in when in September! The later in the month the better โค๏ธ do you know which ports you'll be hitting yet?!
@KDkat3 and moose are around all the time, just dont get close. Admire them from afar. They're super mean-spirited. And the bears will be hanging out a while longer by September too, just obviously admire them from a sizeable difference too ๐Ÿคฃ
@KDkat3 last one. Alaska is GOLD in the fall. It's gorgeous. (Also, peep the grizzly ๐Ÿป, left of center!)
@PlantMompy Can I just say that I miss my New England blizzards? ๐Ÿฅน
@FitSedum absolutely ๐Ÿค—
I just took this photo this morning, we have another storm coming in tonight ๐Ÿ˜
@ShadesofGreen wow!!!! ๐Ÿคฉ there are a couple we are deciding between. We can do glacier or an inside passage cruise. Most seem to stop in sagway, ๏ฟผJuneau, glacier point, icy straight, Vancouver, Victoria and then back to Seattle. And some have Seward too.
@Boymom-plantmom hahaha PA is a good place but definitely way way different than Texas. Our fall is so pretty but anything much past November Iโ€™m likeโ€ฆ.gahhhhhhh. I stay in unless I have to go out until like May ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ˜‚
@KDkat3 of all the places over been in Alaska, Seward is my FAVORITE. I took my solo "staycation" there a few years back and would move there tomorrow if it weren't for my husband's job. ๐Ÿคฃ All Alaska cruises coming from Seattle will go through the inside passage (theres actually 6 inside passage ports though), but 100% recommend any and all glaciers viewing opportunities. I'd strongly recommend picking a cruise that's got maximum relatively CLOSE glacier viewing (or an add on option to get on a smaller boat and get closer) and a bare minimum of 3 or 4 Alaskan ports where you get off the boat! No two "cities" (I use the term loosely) in Alaska feel the same. They each have their own little personalities and are so fun!

The glacier behind us here calved (the pieces are floating behind me) and rocked the boat. You want to be close enough to feel the boat rock, I promise. Also, I strongly recommend fleece or flannel lined jeans. โค๏ธ
@ShadesofGreen oh my gosh thanks for all the info!!!! I canโ€™t wait to tell my dad.
@KDkat3 if you have more questions, feel free to reach out on IG if you have it (I'm cdonnelly109) or poke me somewhere on here, I'm happy to answer any other questions you may run into ๐Ÿค— Alaska is amazing, I'm excited for you and your dads trip! It'll be magical!
@ShadesofGreen just sent you a request! Thanks!
No wat @ShadesofGreen you can have it. I'm in Indiana near the Michigan border. It is snowing like crazy. Growing wax much easier in Texas. SNOW AND COLD YUCK๐Ÿคฎ

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