Category Archives: Snow

When Clouds Dump Snow…

You brush it off.

  
If you can’t brush it off, you shovel it off.

  
If you can’t shovel it off, you snow-blow it.

  
If you can’t snow-blow it, you remember someday it’s gotta melt.

  

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Too Much Fun, Too Little Time



I don’t ever get tired of the sunsets during the winter.



It’s been beautiful and warm here in Fairbanks lately. We’ve had both fresh snow and melting snow, evidence of cloven hooves visitors (moose), and icy roads that have canceled school and closed businesses (a rare occurrence here in Fairbanks, I assure you). 

We didn’t see these moose, but it must have been a mama and baby judging by the size of the prints.



The roads around our house were pure ice for a day or two this past week.



So finding time to blog should have been easy right? Well, not so much. 

The kid, who is quickly approaching his first birthday, decided that ear infections are all the rage, as well as never, ever sleeping through the night. It’s been great fun, both literally and sarcastically. The son enjoys playtime in the snow and all new experiences, but sleepless nights and fussy days are challenging. 



The son has decided that crawling arpund in and eating snow is great fun. I just have to keep him away from the parts the dog has visited!



Still, we’ve been having great fun in the warmer and longer days!

More Snow

Well, finally, we got more snow–just in time for Thanksgiving!

Oddly, one of the things you hear up here when there is a lack of snow is concern. Alaska needs snow. Its insulating properties keep pipes from freezing and plants’s roots from dying.

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Because of the low, low, low temperatures here, we need snow, unlike much of the United States. Oddly, our weather seems reversed of the rest of the U.S., whereas they are getting dumped on, we haven’t had but one snowfall until yesterday.

Snow, although a necessary evil, does make for pretty pictures and holiday cheer. So while in March, I’ll be long ready for the snow to be gone, right now, I’ll try to enjoy it.