Monday, June 29, 2009
This bubbling brook was taken at the one of our port city visits, Ketchican. It was drizzling when we arrived and much to our surprise we learned that this city gets up to 30 feet of rain within a period of a year. We say much to our surprise as it was always sunny and warm during our previous three visits.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Whether its nature of climate change, glaciers do melt during the short warm summer months.
This is a close up of the melting that is taking place on one particular glacier. You will note the steady stream of water which is continually pouring into the ocean.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Our temperatures cooled substantially over night. During the latter part of the afternoon what appeared to be an insignificant number of clouds filled the sky. We were momentarily graced with a few sprinkles of rain, some flashes of lightning and a bit of thunder, the latter being somewhat abnormal for our area.
We were in the kitchen at approximately 5:00 p.m. when we noticed a plume of smoke rise
near the mountain top across the lake. Upon checking with the fire authorities we were informed that it had just been reported. Within minutes a rain cloud moved in and soaked the area for a short time.The ministry of forestry has confirmed that the fire was ignited by lightning which is presently being attacked by air tankers and helicopters.
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
We have an aggressive forest fire located approximately 180 miles from Kelowna. It has been blazing for a couple of days and has expanded to 15,000 hectares at last report. The area is hot and dry in the vicinity of 100 degrees F. Its smoke arrived in the valley this morning. This photo taken from our deck shows it's intensity.