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Poem: Fall

...KenaiFall is here How do I know The wind blew in Through the trees Bending low Leaves changing colors Some kind of slow While evergreens faithfully stand The fields of fireweed A flood of bloom Soon will be replaced By darkness and gloom Ice and snow Small animals...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2014-09-17/poem-fall
Arts & Entertainment
Poet's Corner: It's Happening Again

...munchesAll winter longMeandering here and thereHer winter change us minimalHardly having a careColorful leaves start to fallWhile evergreens still stand tallFall's in the air that's very clearDoes that mean that winter's nearOh dear

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2015-10-14/poets-corner-its-happe
Arts & Entertainment
Enjoy water fixtures all year by winterizing

...That's one of the reasons I tell people to keep them running."Landscaping around water fixtures can mean simply adding a few evergreens for contrast against snow, or stringing some lights around the ice."People who live in the South will most likely keep...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-11-20/enjoy-water-fixtures-all-year-by
Outdoors
Les Palmer: All about the black spruce

...leaning over the water probably is a black spruce. A scraggly evergreen that looks like it was designed by Dr. Seuss, it's also...scruffy looks give it character that's lacking in other evergreens. Smaller specimens are useful as walking sticks, campfire...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-03-06/les-palmer-all-about-the-black-s
Outdoors
Aspens not safe from infestations

...ease having birch and aspen trees on their lots as the spruce bark beetle feasted wildly, bringing death to most of their evergreens. Then came the birch leaf miners a year or two ago, munching the life out of their birch trees. Now even those fortunate...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/071507/news_3090.shtml
Outdoor Safety Measures

...around. Keep all highly flammable, resinous or dry plants at least 30 feet from your home. These include all species of evergreens. Replace these with low-resin, moist plants that grow close to the ground and will not accumulate dead leaves or twigs...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/030400/dis_030400dis010b.shtml
disaster
'Defensible space' helps shield homes from wildfire

...and fuels be moved away, but also dead or easily burned trees. All evergreens are more flammable than the birches, the aspens and the alders, Malmquist said. All evergreens should be removed. Roesch said that having defensible space doesn...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/030400/dis_030400dis020.shtml
disaster
Add 'walkables' to our home landscape

...Columbia. The company's line of "Jeepers Creepers" includes around 100 varieties of low-to-the-ground herbs, mints, evergreens, ivy, moss and more."I like them for lawn repair or replacement," he said, adding that he stripped 900 square feet...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2013-10-24/add-walkables-to-our-home-landsc
Outdoors
Showshoe hares and moose interact to change browse

...moose populations down, help slow down plant succession from low-toxicity deciduous woody vegetation toward high-toxicity evergreens like spruce. The model showed that reductions in wolf densities could accelerate the normal transition from deciduous vegetation...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2013-03-14/showshoe-hares-and-moose-interac
Outdoors
In praise of the sound

...adjust to it. Prince William Sound is a place of many contrasts. There's the contrast between the white snow and the dark evergreens. There's the contrast between the hang-on-with-both-hands seas that can develop in foul weather and the dancing...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/121109/out_481369694.shtml

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