arctic life: february

Phew, about missed this one. The month is almost over!

Spring is coming. For most of us who live in Alaska, not soon enough. Daylight savings time is only a couple weeks away and the first day of spring follows close behind.
Which means more often than not, we get to leave our snow gear behind and kick it in our sweet Dr. Martens.

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Trips to the store when it’s 50 degrees out means we can wear bucket hats and have the window down.

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And I continue to reference this little guy because he’s a trooper and lasted the entire winter and remained green, and survived a moose attack. What a champ.

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Ghastly wind storms and single digits temps have come and gone and what actual little snow we got this year seems to be melting fast. Warm daytime temps and chilly nightfalls make for an icy landscape but there is light at the end of the tunnel. The grass is starting to poke it’s way out.

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The days are getting longer and the sun is stretching higher into the sky with each new day.

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Then begins the really fun game of, let’s see all the stuff that got left out before the snow came and is now frozen in the ground.

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I can’t speak for anyone else, but it’s hard to imagine a better sight than this right now. The presence of spring.

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