March comes in like a lion….

Oh yeah!  It was blowing from the south, with blizzard conditions, all day.  Then around 5 or 6ish, it switched around to northwest and is rocking and rolling with gusts up to 70-80 MPH.  I love living on the front beach, although we can’t see too much at times like these.  This shot is out the front door (of course we only have one door), looking out at the bay.  Can you see it? 

And then looking out the living room window towards mom’s and dad’s house and the WWII bunker.  Now you see it, now not so much. 

And this is a shot of one of the school parking lots that is actually jam packed with cars.  Howling winds and blizzard conditions can’t keep Unalaskans away from watching the Western Regionals.  The school put their name on the list to host the games 17 years ago, so a little wind and snow aren’t going to spoil the fun!  Thanks to all the various airlines in Alaska who participated in getting all the teams here by yesterday! 

I feel as if I am in a little cocoon, all warm and toasty, all my windows covered in white, now.  But my cocoon is shaking a bit.   I sleep very well in a storm so I’ll be a happy little camper tonight!

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8 thoughts on “March comes in like a lion….

  1. I wish you could send some of that snow our way… 😦 I have a few friends in Dillingham who also got hit pretty hard. It must have been a real storm!

    I love your new banner picture, by the way.

    • The picture was taken years ago on a hike to the other side of the island. Our largest indigenous land mammal…lol!

  2. People here think I’m crazy when pics like this and you describing the weather makes me “homesick” for the Aleutians!!!

  3. Here is Wi we get the big big thunder storms. The first few scared me as I never ever had thunder and lighting like that in AK. They ofter warn of tornadoes with them.

    • I actually remember the first thunder and lightning storm that I experienced. We were on our way to Grandmarsh, WI to visit our grandpa – my dad’s dad – we were in Chicago, buying a car. Us girls got sick, so Mom and Dad ran to the restaurant that was in the complex to grab food, and while they were gone, and our fevers went up to 104, and the lightning and thunder started. When Mom and Dad got back, we were all crouched on the floor by the window, peering out. Quite surreal.

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