It’s the first day of Piuraagiaqta today. It’s Barrow’s Spring Festival. I was sort of stuck in the office working, but it was a gorgeous sunny day, with ice crystals hanging in the air. I looked up during the afternoon, to see one of the best ice halo displays I have ever seen. I didn’t have a camera with a wide-angle lens, so I could only get part of it in one shot.
Then my camera battery died. I didn’t get a good picture of the outer 46º halo. The whole display looked a lot like the Parry 1820 display.
But just then, as I was turning to go back inside in disappointment, I heard a snow bunting singing! I couldn’t see him, but he was there, and so I know spring is too.