Hello Snow. Welcome to Shishmaref. You came a little early this year.
Hello icicles on my neighbor’s roof.
Goodbye wearing my Chacos to class. Goodbye cuffing my pants because they’re too long with sandals.
Hello big clunky winter boots.
Goodbye sand that tracks in on our shoes and gathers in piles throughout the house.
Hello snow that tracks in on our boots and makes wet puddles on our floor.
Goodbye frolicking on the beach.
Hello beach covered in snow.
Goodbye hours of watching temperate sunsets over water.
Hello watching seconds of freezing sunsets over snow.
The seasons have changed…