Saturday, January 23, 2010

Some sunspotting - finally!


Guess what was the talk of the town today? The sun is back! I ran out to capture it, and I had to run fast cause it only appeared for a few minutes. Needless to say the sun was a beautiful sight.

I'm so pleased, I've forgotten that I moaned about it two weeks ago. The sun is forgiven, because now it's finally back with us.

Tomorrow it will appear for ten minutes, the next day for fifteen...until one day it won't go down and instead keeps me up all night and makes me do strange things.

More about that in May.


Anonymous said...

It's beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I just recently have discovered your blog and am so glad I dit. It is so interesting!!

Thank you for writing about this and sharing the photographs. It wasn't until recently that I even realized there are places on earth that don't have sun/dark for months...I just couldn't wrap my head around it and your pictures and descriptions help to make it understandable. I believe I would feel quite like you do, miss the sun when it's gone, but not appreciate it when it doesn't go.

How did you come to live in the Arctic?

Thank you agai for your very interesting perspective and blog.

Glad the sun is shining (ever so briefly at that) up there for you.

Tracy said...

I find your blog interesting too and I usually call out to the kids to come and look at your pictures. We have way too much sun at the moment here in Australia - it's HOT! Enjoy your sunlight.

liza said...

I'm so glad you found me, so that I could come visit you here. Your photos are so beautiful, and I could not imagine being without the sun for so long. I'm so happy it is back for you, even if for only a short moment. I will be back often!

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

Omg, I cannot help but wonder what that kind of upheaval does to your inner clock. Do you ever have trouble sleeping in the summer?


Lorena said...

i just stumbled upon your blog and i am excited! i've always wondered what it was like to live in the artic w/such extreme sun/no sun cycles. i look forward to reading your story!!

Anonymous said...

I found your blog via the Vintage Swap member list. Love your pictures, and I am fascinated by your descriptions of life in the far North. Thank you for sharing!

Grupo Mãos Dadas said...

i live in the opposite side of the word Porto Alegre, Brasil.
last weekend i was in a trade fair 400km from home (5 hours of sunny and HOT driving)
the sun was there from 6h30am to 8h30pm, too much
i really desire to live elsewhere, less sunny

Arctic Mum: said...

Thank you for your comments, I really appreciate is. I came to live in The Arctic - or in the Sub-Arctic ( a few miles from the border, but within the Arctic Circle) because I was raised here. The golf stream runs along the coast and make it liveable. Yes, the midnight sun makes it sometimes hard to sleep in the summer. What I miss the most is dark summer nights, whereas here they are light and quite cold. But I love summer up here anyway! As a polish friends who moved here said in April when it started to get really light: I don't think my body is ready for suchs changes. And the inner clock..Hm, it kinda works.

jane said...


Kaylovesvintage said...

cool,,,that sounds so
I no...guess one day I would love
to see it

Dorit said...

Beautiful, I'm also doing a lot of sun-hunting, but I cannot imagine how it is so far north as you. Here the days is already an hour longer than on the shortest day.

Anonymous said...

Hej....Congratulations on the sun. I just found your blog from Heather's Vintage Swap. Your blog is so much fun. Are you in Norway?
I know you've put that lovely map there but it won't enlarge so I can see where you are. Here's to finding the sun. Enjoy your 15 minutes today.

driftwood said...

what a lovely photo - onjoy your sun xxxx

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