Greetings from Canada’s far north.
A northern summer sunset at 0200 underscores the tremendous beauty and diversity of our world.
The more southern weather may have sprung into spring, but here it is still cold enough for the ice roads to be operating.
I’m looking forward to the melt!
Here’s a north of sixty (60° north latitude) …
… photo. Iconically Canadian.
A broad snow road heads into a vast northern horizon.
Happy Sunday. 🌞
Activities on the frozen lake are a normal component of winter life in Yellowknife.
Driving, snowmobiling, fishing and living on an ice lake are all experiences very unique to the north.
The neighbourhood children like to play on this kid-sized snow mountain that has been pushed there by the snow ploughs.
A helpful trail, carved through the drifts by a snowblower operator, allows them to easily reach it. The problem is that it has really been too cold for them to enjoy it. Today was -33C (-27F) with a windchill of -39C (-38F). Much too chilly for little cheeks, fingers and toes.
Happy Thursday. Stay warm. 🙂
A quick cell phone photo from my walk home yesterday.
It was a brisk one. 😉
The snow collection on my stair railings has continued to grow.
We got an additional dump a few days ago and while the collection suffered some damage during the snow clearance process, they are still more or less intact. The drifts are starting to tilt and lean though, and it’s getting harder to avoid bumping them when shovelling the steps, especially when dressed in so many layers that you can hardly move.
We shall see how much longer they can hold out, especially the pile that’s in the railing corner.
Happy Tuesday. 🙂