It is the last week of May.
We all know how time flies, zips, skips and never stops.
Especially when we are having fun!
Our world looked like this when I left in April..
Break-up was starting about a month earlier than normal.
After all of the winter ice and little snow, it seemed like we were going to see
things melt soon!
Then I went away and came back to this.
Most of the snow was gone, but everything is still brown.
My theory is that the ground was so thickly covered with ice,
the roots of the plants are still cold
and they haven't warmed up enough to begin to green.
It has been so cold, the ice is only melting a little each day.
The water runs off of the the tundra during the afternoons,
but refreezes most nights.
And those little white things in the picture that looks like snowflakes--