Winter Skies

This post was first published in early December, 2017. I love these photos and thought it was time to show them again. Have a good weekend. 🙂

Here on the edge of Great Slave Lake, where I am north of 60 degrees N latitude, I feel like I am living inside a winter post card.

The light here is diffused by the sun’s angle.

We are only getting about six – seven hours of daylight now but the landscape that comes into view is spectacular.

The sun peeking through a layer of cirrus cloud.

At night, there is also a light show.

The Aurora Borealis.

At two in the afternoon, the sun is getting ready to go down.

Frosty trees, warm light.

The light and colours are here are almost monochromatic, and very restful.

What does your winter look like?

25 thoughts on “Winter Skies”

  1. My winter looks nothing like yours! Cold damp and grey just about sums it up for now. Although my cold and your cold are on different scales, I appreciate that❄️😀❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️

    1. Actually, the sunny day shown in the pictures came after about three weeks of overcast and snow. And now of course we’re heading for some really short days where it gets down to about 4-5 hours of daylight. I’m going to be going back home for a couple weeks for Christmas break though and so I am going to be getting a bit of a break from the cold (it will be about -2C instead of -20C 🙂 ) and those very short days.

      I like your new gravatar. 🙂

    1. Thank you. 🙂

      It just keeps snowing and collecting and getting colder. I’m beginning to get used to it after coming froma rather mild area also. It is beautiful, though. 🙂

  2. OMG, the northern lights. I’ve always wanted to see those.

    I’m curious, do the long, dark days make you sleepy. Our days are short here, but not as short as yours, and I’m sleepy so often.

    We had winter in fall and now fall in winter. Temps have been warm for the past week, but the bottom is dropping out tomorrow. Temps set to go below freezing with wind chills even lower.

    BTW, I sent you an email at a gmail address. Don’t know if you received it.

    Lovely pics of your winter wonderland.

    1. Sorry that my Aurora photo isn’t a better one – I’m still figuring out these nighttime distance shots. We are right under it here and so I am pointing the camera almost at 90°. It really is beautiful. If you have the opportunity to come up, it’s worth it. 🙂

      We do get sleepy. The hardest part is going to work in the dark and then coming home in the dark – I don’t like that at all. Of course, we get tired in the spring too when it’s daylight for 20 hrs and it keeps you awake, even if you have blackout drapes.

      Right now we have -19°C which I think is about -2F. Pretty cold but we will get down to about -40C later on. Burrr…

      I will check my email. 🙂

  3. Winter is so pretty and we better get used to it. 10-20 cm coming down here right now. Get ready shoveling arms. Thanks for sharing Lynette. Allan

      1. I must say that my Covid exercise routines have made shoveling seem a lot easier this time. A benefit of 2020? Snow stopped after about 25 cm, but wind howled all night. I think I have a bit more cleanup to do yet. Allan

  4. I’ve never seen the northern lights before. They’re supposed to be bright enough on rare occasions to see as far south as I am, but with all of our light pollution now, I doubt it’d be visible…

    It’s been unseasonably mild the past week, so that snow seems very far off still!

    1. They can sometimes be seen quite far south, but usually without the colours (they’re mostly green but other colours show, too). If you get the opportunity, it’s worth coming north for them. They are really amazing. 🙂

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