PHOTOS: As termination dust arrives, a look back at September in Southcentral Alaska

Southcentral Alaska is awash in gold and red, as temperatures slowly drop and winter approaches. Here are some images that capture the feelings and colors of September 2020.

People on a field, one of which is holding a red ball
Students playing kickball at Redington Sr. Jr/Sr High School in Wasilla, on September 21, 2020. (Jeff Chen/Alaska Public Media)
view of a city
A view of Anchorage and Dghelishla, the Dena’ina name for Mt. Susitna, on September 27, 2020. (Jeff Chen/Alaska Public Media)
a person smiles in front of a mountain
David Clark enjoys the first few snowflakes of the year on top of Wolverine Peak on September 27, 2020. (Jeff Chen/Alaska Public Media)
a view of mountain landscape
Williwaw Lakes and O’Malley Peak as seen from Wolverine Peak on September 27, 2020. (Jeff Chen/Alaska Public Media)
a blurry cairn in the foreground and a big mountain in the background
A partial view of Denali and fall foliage on September 27, 2020. (Jeff Chen/Alaska Public Media)
spraypaint that reads "2020 steadfast dynamite"
A poem about 2020 under the Old Glenn Highway Foot Bridge by the Matanuska River. (Jeff Chen/Alaska Public Media)
a picture of a mountainside
The sun illuminates fall colors on a mountain in the Mat-Su Valley in September. (Jeff Chen/Alaska Public Media)
a person walks his dogs by a river and mountain
A person and their two dogs out for a September walk by the Matanuska River. (Jeff Chen/Alaska Public Media)
a person swinging on a swingset
A student flies high on a swing during recess at Dena’ina Elementary School in Wasilla in September. (Jeff Chen/Alaska Public Media)
salmon in a creek
Salmon swimming up Ptarmigan Creek in early September. (Jeff Chen/Alaska Public Media)
children playing on a playground
Students play during recess at Dena’ina Elementary School in Wasilla in September. (Jeff Chen/Alaska Public Media)
yellow trees along a country road
September Fall colors along Knik Knack Mud Shack Road in Wasilla (Jeff Chen/Alaska Public Media)
a foot bridge
The foot bridge over the Knik River in September. (Jeff Chen/Alaska Public Media)
A message that reads "can't stop won't stop" in front of mountains and water
An inspirational message on the foot bridge over the Knik River in September. (Jeff Chen/Alaska Public Media)
A message that reads "don't dream it, be it" in front of mountains and water
An inspirational message on the foot bridge over the Knik River in September. (Jeff Chen/Alaska Public Media)