Hard to believe that we are approaching halftime of our stay here. One obvious change: the days are getting longer. There is light in the morning when we wake up and later in the evening. One interesting thing: it starts to get light for about an hour or so before sunrise – almost like a gradual transition to day. The change is noticeable – and energizing.
Temperatures are warming up too – after several weeks of colder temperatures we reached above freezing for a stretch of days. Sweet! The one downside to this weather: refreeze.
Navigating this for me can be trauma inducing. In college I slipped on ice walking back to my dorm and had to have knee surgery a week later, so yeah, it makes me nervous. The Finnish Meterologic Institutue issues pedestrian warnings (so another thing to check for a weather junkie like me …).
I purchased grips for my shoes to help navigate, but until the temperatures warm up more, please excuse me while I penguin walk.