Thursday, March 23, 2006

Let it snow! Let it snow!

Today I awoke to wind and snow. It looked like the makings of a blizzard but the wind wasn't quite strong enough. Nevertheless, it was difficult to distinguish where the land ended and the sky began. It was like living inside a glass of milk. The snow was of the light, fluffy variety which made for excellent skidooing, even if was only between work and home.....covers up all that annoying gravel on the road.

Spring is actually the season when we can expect more snow here (and flight cancellations) as the weather tends to be more unsettled. Snow can occur any time of the year at this latitude. Last June in Qikiqtarjuaq, we got several dumps of snow and a few dustings of snow in August were not uncommon.

Tomorrow are parent-teacher interviews at the school and I have some mid-terms to deal with next week. So it feels a bit like crunch time. It will become more challenging to keep students focused on academics as the amount of daylight increases and the temperature gets least I'm told it will eventually.