Saturday, December 2, 2023

Fresh snow on Vancouver mountains

The morning breaks, the shadows flee. All that cold rain was fresh snow on the local mountains. Unfortunately it's going to warm up a bit and the local mountains are going to get pounded with heavy raid Monday but it's another sign the seasons are changing. Winter will soon be here. It's hard to conceive that winter doesn't even start until December 21st which is the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year. After that the days start to get longer again.
That YouTuber in northern Sweden talks about the land of the midnight sun and the polar winter. She's so far up north, in the summer the sun never sets and in the winter the sun never rises. Yet after the winter solstice, the days gradually become longer and the sun eventually reappears. Behind the dark clouds, the sun is still shining. It's also shining on the other side of the polar cap. BTW they have penguins in Antarctica because they have no polar bears. Interesting.

Silverstar in Vernon and Big White in Kelowna has much more consistent snowfall.

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