(Sigh) …

Iqaluit June 19

After several nice sunny days in the past week or so, many people were saying that summer may finally be upon us… then this!

It’s only 7:30 in the morning as I write this and whatever snow falls will almost certainly be gone by mid-day (one hopes), but, still… the white stuff is getting a little old, I have to say.

As you can see, the ice on the pond known as ‘Dead Dog Lake’ has receded but not yet gone. On a brighter note, though, the day before yesterday I spied a couple of ducks paddling about near the shore. I have seen plenty of geese here in the Arctic but never any ducks and I have no idea what breed they might have been. I wish I had thought to take a picture of them when I had the chance. Anyway, when I mentioned them to my wife (who is enjoying much nicer weather in Nova Scotia) she also expressed surprise at the presence of ducks up here and suggested that maybe it has something to do with climate change. Who knows?

Anyway, in a little over a week I will be heading south (and west) for a conference in Edmonton… I suspect it isn’t snowing there.

 

 

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