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Day’s End

Our weather north of 60 (for non-Canadians, this is a common expression used to describe the subarctic and arctic portions of the country, meaning farther north than 60° north latitude; by comparison, Naples, Italy, is at 41°) has lately been beautiful. It has been sunny, warm and windless, and best of all, bugless!

This weather has produced some fabulous views of Great Slave Lake, including sunsets.

Happy Thursday.

Subarctic Spring

The Big Melt has been happening at a voracious speed, but Great Slave Lake is still very solidly frozen (it was recently tested 500 metres [1600 ft] from shore and was frozen to a depth of 2.5 m [8 ft]).

When I stopped to take this sunset photo, I could feel the cold emanating from it as the surrounding air has very quickly become much warmer (sunrise is now 5:40 a.m. and sunset is 9:30 p.m, so our daylight hours are long, and lately, quite sunny).

One of the unusual things about the subarctic is how long and warm our spring days become, even though much of winter’s impact still lingers.

Happy Monday, happy week.