Category: Weather, Tides & Geography

Drought Busted

By , June 17, 2019

You know your region needs rain when no one complains that a steady drizzle started minutes before the start time of one of the town’s biggest outdoor meals of the year.

Saturday, as we hiked out to attend the annual Fisherman’s Barbecue, the rain began. The forecast had said that we might get rain that day up until about 4:00, so we noted the irony of the timing.

In true Southeast Alaska fashion, the event went off with no hitches. In fact, we agreed among ourselves that we had the most fun at this year’s event than we’d ever had.

rainy day on the homestead

Socked in and soaking: the best way to be after little to no rain lately! (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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“Shall I Compare Thee To a Summer’s Day?”

By , June 1, 2019

“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate”

—William Shakespeare, Sonnet XVIII

As the bard says further on in this famous sonnet, “Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May.” We’re experiencing a change in weather, a change—to my mind, at least—to more “summery” weather.

Mud Bay, Alaska

Lupine blooming at the trailhead on Mud Bay, with the Chilkat Range in the distance (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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