Playing in the water
Unless you have lived up here for a while, this may be hard to understand: we’re finally getting temperatures in the 60′s! Now, to most of the world, that’s nothing that impressive. For us, however, this is something: we’ve just wrapped up an eight-month winter (seriously, it starts in mid/late September and ends in late April/early May). Before that long, cold winter, we had one of the worst summers on record.
Normally, we get a sunny May and June (occasionaly cloudiness & maybe some rain), partially sunny July, and a partially rainy August. Then it gets nice again in September, but it’s cold – around mid September things will occasionaly start to freeze, and by October it’s pretty regular.
Last summer, however: no such luck. We had some sun in early May – when it’s still cold. From that point on, it was mostly overcast through July, and then rain and cloudy conditions from there to September. We didn’t have a summer.
Now we’re finally getting one. I just hope it stays.
Click on the image for a larger view. This was a shot I took today at Goose Lake. It’s May 3rd and already warm enough that people are getting in the lake. Just last Friday there was still ice on that lake, even now it’s cold. But refreshing
photo details: -1/3 EV, ISO 50, Sunny WB, manual mode on the sd500