Category Archives: ice

Winter is coming!

The tundra (and the TundraGarden) are changing color.

The pond had its first ice this morning, which lasted until after noon.

And there was a small drift of snow against the door…

Winter is coming…

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First snow!

I woke up this morning to snow. It had stuck to the ground and to the vehicles. It wasn’t that heavy, and it’s gone now, but it was good to see.

First snow Fall 2011

 

Although apparently the official temperature in Barrow has not yet dropped below freezing, it clearly did out here.  The pond (which was actually installed over Labor Day weekend, but the post somehow never got past draft form until earlier today) had a thin skin of ice.

Ice on the new pond

Northern Light


A couple days ago we had one of those gorgeous fall days that come along so rarely. Winds were calm for much of the day, and the sun was shining. Temperatures dropped overnight, and the lagoon behind my house froze over.


It has been snowing for a couple of weeks, but not sticking; now it is. The birds have mostly left for the south, with the exception of the gulls, who are waiting for fall whaling, which means feasting for them as well as the human community. A few were left, hopping around in the snow looking for seeds.