I've said it before, and I'll say it again... the Arctic is gorgeous. Although you usually think of snow, ice, and -40 temperatures when you think of the North, the best-kept secret is summertime. Temperatures between 20 and 30 degrees, sun, blue skies, flowers, and almost no humidity. Wow. I know this is still my first year here, but the summer has seemed nice and long, and it's only the beginning of July!
It took me a while to realize that today is the 4th of July. It's a special day, and not just for Americans... It marks the 6-month anniversary of my arrival in Inuvik. Exciting!
I just couldn't resist posting some of my favourite pictures of the blue skies we've had recently - the clouds are amazing here. You can't understand what expansive is until you've seen the Arctic sky stretching overhead. It does the soul good.