Wait a minute isn’t it June 3rd…yep, apparently the weather man is a wee bit confused. I woke up this morning and looked out my window to see this pretty sight…delicate big white snowflakes falling from the sky!
In other news…it was really nice outside and only wore my rain jacket to work! I have a feeling when I land in Ottawa on Saturday my body is going to be in for a shock… I hope it adjusts quickly to the muggy-hot crazy of the south!
Yesterday as my Facebook Status I stated I was tired of seeing the white skies… I asked where the blue skies and sun where. Heaps of my friends responded to let me know that the sun was in Yellowknife, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Melbourne. Sadly that hasn’t helped my lack of sun in Pang, but did make me smile knowing that friends and family around the globe had sun.
The thing is for the past 2 weeks we haven’t had blue skies…everything in the sky has been white.
There is close to 24-hr daylight…it doesn’t really get dark anymore. It’s amazing how even though it’s daylight the lack of blue skies affects your mood! Seriously, it makes you feel so blah! Perhaps it’s been the odd snowflakes that have been happening here and there too… but I’m ready for winter to be over!
The temperature has been hovering around zero… but with the wind it’s more like -5 to -8. I’m starting to look forward to the heat of the south…even though that too drives me crazy!
Here’s hoping that there’s blue skies in the forecast…because I’ve had enough of this white sky stuff. I suppose I need to get my ‘blah’ self into the swing of things… I have only 5 more sleeps until I leave town for holidays. I guess I should get around to unpacking my suitcase from my last trip...so I can start packing it for this trip.
* although I was hoping this kind of melt wouldn’t happen until May!!!
UPDATE on today’s blizzard: at 4:30pm
Environment Canada has lifted the blizzard warning for Pangnirtung. For the time being the snow has stopped falling but …the wind is still howling and blowing snow around. This is what my one living room window looks like now!
But I decided to head outside to get some fresh air. Don’t worry I stayed uber close to the house, and could see across the road, and even to the houses on the other side of the river! I just wanted to get some fresh air…and take some photos of the snow on the houses!
After getting all my snow gear on…I grabbed my camera…threw all my body weight into my front door to get it open! (Yes, the wind was that strong against my door!) Here’s the house from across the street…the one I couldn’t see earlier in the day!
There’s quite an impressive snow drift directly in front of my door….
I then took a walk around the back of my house. Lots of the snow has blown off the tundra and mountain behind town…
Some of that snow has ‘stuck’ to the side of my house!
And there’s a crazy drift behind the house too!
The wind still hasn’t died down… I suppose I should start organizing all my papers so I can file them and dig out my tax stuff! Or I could just turn to Season 3 of Dontown Abbey…
Last night when I went to bed the sound of the wind…and the rocking of my house let me know that maybe Environment Canada was correct and it would be a snow day in the morning! Well when I woke up, I heard the news on the radio before I looked out my windows. Town was closed down…schools, daycares, stores, GN building, Hamlet water and sewage trucks off the roads!
Then I went to my kitchen window to look out… this is what I saw!
Then I went to my living room windows… and I could still see out them–but not so much…
This is the first blizzard I’ve been at home for… the first one was at the end of January when I was in Iqaluit at a hotel and the second one was this past Monday while I was in Iqaluit. I must admit being able to be in your own house…makes blizzards a bit more fun!
As I type this it’s 10am and the winds are still gusting and blowing…doesn’t look like it’s ending any time soon. I’m just happy to be at home… hunkered down!