Greetings from Canada’s far north.
Once we left High Level, Alberta, and headed due north, we encountered temperatures at 0° accompanied by a freezing rain/snow mix. It made driving interesting, to say the least.
Happy Wednesday from the snowy Northwest Territories.
After entering the Northwest Territories, we encountered very high temperatures (certainly for this area in mid-August) and then a huge rain storm with pancake-size raindrops, sustained fork lightning and high winds. It was quite a display.
I tried to get a picture of a lightening fork, but missed on all my attempts.
My understanding is that the prairies and southern Northwest Territories are going to get a series of hot days followed by these intense storms, some of which may contain hail or may become tornadoes. Fingers crossed, we skip those.
Can you spot the moon slice?
Have a good weekend. 🙂 🌙
At 11 p.m, the northern sun started to sink below the horizon.
The very long daylight hours …
… make up for the long hours of darkness in December.
These are not the best quality photos as they were taken from the side window of a moving vehicle, but in this series, it’s the sky that counts.
Have a good week. 🙂
Here is a northern take on Winter Wonderland (my apologies and salutations to Felix Bernard).
Doorbells ring, are you listening?
In the lane, snowplows glistening
A breathtaking sight
We’re trying tonight
To stand up on a slippery icy road
Gone away is the sand truck
Here to stay is a cold front
It screams a north gale
As we plod along
Sliding on a slippery icy road
In the meadow we will build a shelter
And crawl inside to get out of the wind
You’ll say are you freezing
I’ll say not now
But that’s a possibility later on
In a bit, we’ll perspire
As we sit in the fire
We’ll thaw and we’ll stretch
Sam McGee at his best
Sliding on a slippery icy road
In the meadow we can build a shelter
And pretend that winter is all done
That’s quite a feat of self-deluded nonsense
But that’s what happens when you’re freezing cold
When it snows, watch for frostbite
When it blows, get a tissue
We’ll frolic and play, the northern way
Sliding on a slippery icy road.
A little northern humour. 🙂
A recent sunset in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, produced this photo.
Because of our geographical position in the north, our sunsets are intense, brilliant, and relatively short. And, of course, as we head into winter, that effect becomes more pronounced.
At 62.5° N latitude, Yellowknife sits in the middle of some of the most spectacular light shows in the world, not the least of which are these dazzling sunsets.
Greetings from the extraordinary light shows of NWT. 🙂
This was a recent morning scene.
I hadn’t had coffee yet but the bright morning sun helped me to get going.
Alas, as of a few days ago, this sunny weather turned. It has been a mixture of watery snow that has turned to snow that has turned to rain.
Inevitably though, whatever comes out of the sky over the next couple of weeks will be snow.
That’s the way of the north.
And it will stay for a bit, at least until March. And it will look like this.
Cold, crisp, clear.
Here in Northwest Territories, autumn moves quickly. Three weeks ago, the leaves were just starting to turn.
Now the yellow is darkening to brown and black and almost all the leaves are on the ground.
We are about to head into the Northwest Territories’ best season – winter. Gleaming with atmospheric pinks and blues and a low sunlight that bounces off ice particles in the air, the sky is suffused with gentle colour and undulating sparkles.
Here is a favourite winter photo from a couple of years ago.
The Aurora Borealis is amazing, but like the variety of us, it’s not the only light show in town.
Greetings from the remarkable northern lights – of all kinds. 🙂