Friday, January 23, 2009

SkyWatch Friday #28


Haida Gwaii is located about 100km off the west coast of Canada, tucked under Alaska 90 km to the north. We are influenced by the warm Japanese current which keeps our weather moderate year round. Our prevailing weather systems are out of the Southeast, it has been that way for ions. Trees are rooted so that they can withstand some of the strongest sustained winds in the world. Harbours and towns are built to be protected from the wild southeast storms that can keep us isolated during the winter.
Sometimes a "Southeaster" gets knocked off it's axis and starts a clockwise spin around the island. The weather that occurs as a result of this spin is some of the most unpredictable and changeable weather we experience. It can be clear blue sky one moment and minutes later you are in the middle of a hail storm or a rare thunder storm or snow storm or damaging wind storm all in a 30 minute span! One of the visitor brochures on the island suggests that "if you don't like the weather wait 10 minutes, it WILL change!" This wild weather creates some of the most beautiful skies, sunrises and sunsets.


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10 comments:

Linnea W said...

You live in an AMAZING place. I want to visit one day! Your SWF shot is spectacular as are all your photos on your blog. Happy Friday and enjoy the changing weather...I'm a major weather junkie!

Esther Garvi said...

Dear Carylon,
I have never been to Canada but have always have always wanted to go there. This post only strengthened that desire! Your landscape is beautiful! So calm and peaceful...
I see you are a frequent enjoyer of Coyote's Road as well - maybe our paths have crossed before? In any case, I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Until next time,
Esther

Guy D said...

Magnificent shots Carolyn, I am very impressed. Thanks for sharing.

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

Lene said...

Hi, Carolyn :) Lots of lovley pictures on your blog! And your sky watch post is marvellous! What a wonderful place to be :)

chrome3d said...

Both of them were gorgeous, but the second one had such a brilliant sky textures that it has to be my choice.

Pearl Maple said...

Wonderful photos to show of the best of the nature of your part of the globe. Lots of stunning photos throughout your blog posts.

Thanks for sharing with us all.

vincibene said...

Gorgeous pictures! Once I was at Vancouver and Vancouver Island and Gabriola. A beautiful landscape!!!

Arija said...

Carolyn, what a beautiful blog you have! Your skywatch photos are magical. Both very very beautiful.

Tammie Lee said...

These photos are both incredibly beautiful. I feel that you have portrayed the spirit of the land! You make me so interested to know more about where you live. I will start by reading more of your blog. Thank you,
Tammie

Donna said...

These are SO Beautiful! What a Wonderland you live in! Hello from Texas!

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