Monday, January 19, 2009

Winds of Change

I felt the dire weather warning of "Persistent Blizzard" required me to post up something bright and happy and cheery. So take this picture of summer - ye olde nasty blizzard! Actually, I'm still hoping to experience a full-fledged-visibility-reduced-to-zero kind of blizzard and with the recent snow fall, we finally have something for the winds to pick up and blow around up here.

When I first arrived here I was charmed by the abundance of Fireweed literally painting swaths of town in warm shades of purple. Today I was charmed by weather so balmy I nearly could have walked to the store without my coat - well, I certainly did not need a full fledged parka at any rate. This will change quickly as the snows set in an the winds pick up - assuming that they don't chance their minds and do something entirely contrary to weather predictions. But, its nearly a given that that it will get cold again. The mean temperatures for Jan., Feb., and March are all just slightly below -30 C - but it quickly warms up to more pleasant winter temperatures come April and by May its nice.... I've heard so many things about how amazing the spring is here. I do remember April in Repulse Bay and I do remember being amazed by the 2 am sunrises and 11:30 pm sunsets.

So much living to do and not enough hours in the day to live it all at once.... so for now I will go back to enjoying my rare and costly treat of a can of diet coke and just enjoy all the looking forward there is to do.

2 Comments:

Blogger Matt, Kara and Hunter said...

Fireweed is my favorite plant!!

There is a sign up on the way to Whitehorse for a place that sells fireweed honey. I think I will stop in this summer and try some!

10:32 PM  
Blogger Jennith said...

mmmmmm, that does sound delicious. It was a plant that I always loved to point out to campers when I worked at camp.

7:37 PM  

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