My social media feeds are flooded with pictures of Spring-esque activities: smelling flowers, taking walks in capris, watching butterflies... Well, Spring means different things in different parts of the world. I thought I'd write about Spring in Brevig Mission, our little corner of the world.
Spring in Brevig Mission means a return of the sun and rising temperatures. It stays light until after 11:00pm now. And the warmer temperatures create puddles all around town. As you can see, the puddles don't stop hoards of little kids from playing outside. They're super excited for the return of light and warmth, so they're outside all the time. That means a lot of laundry washing muddy socks, pants, mittens, etc...
Spring also means puddle boots. I used to call them rain boots growing up, but now I call them puddle boots like everyone else. We don't get a lot of rain during Spring in Brevig Mission, but we do get a lot of puddles.
I don't have puddle boots. Yet. I ordered some, but they haven't come in. That means I have wet socks a lot.
Spring also means seal hunting.
Kaitlyn wasn't afraid to pose by the seals in various stages of butchering. That's how I know I'm raising an Alaskan child.
It was so nice out that Kaitlyn and Levi's cousin said they were going to walk to the neighboring village of Teller (six miles away). I let them walk far enough to get this picture. Then I called them back. 🙂
Spring in Brevig Mission means meat hanging on the initaqs (drying racks) again.
Spring means cracks in the sea ice.
Spring means parts of the beach aren't covered in snow anymore. Perfect for rock collecting and playing in the sand.
My favorite part of Spring is the daylight. Kaitlyn's favorite part of Spring is the walks on the beach.
What does Spring mean in your corner of the world?