Tag Archives: Winter

Truck Ptarmigan

This poor little guy was wind-blown into the house a couple of evenings ago.

He seemed to bounce and then landed on the roof of my truck. He initially didnโ€™t look very well but was moving about.

I kept an eye on him and about 20 minutes later, he flew away. I was quite concerned about him because ravens would consider him to be a tasty snack. They are huge, aggressive, and smart.

Happily, he was able to recover before the ravens realised he was there.

A win for the ptarmigans. Maybe, a covid-mitigating win for all of us is coming soon.

Happy week. ๐Ÿ™‚

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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?

Winter Blast

Much of Canada and the northern United States has been sitting in an icy, windy, thumpingly cold Arctic low for the past one or two weeks.

Some more southerly parts have been even colder than us, and we in the southern NWT had anywhere between -36 and -40C (-33 to -40 F). It takes me about seven minutes to walk to work, and by the time I get there, my eyelashes have collected ice from my freezing breath. It’s been pretty chilly.

But I’ve had lovely memories, like this one, to sustain me.

And this one.

The north is very blue and white right now, but I do like the southern blue and white. ๐Ÿ™‚