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Today, pictures from valued commenter FerdfromtheNort.
I lived in the Arctic. We do have summers there. Things grow.
So. How about some WARM photos from Nunavut?
The Tundra of the Tundra
This bush is a tall plant (nearly a TREE!) in Nunavut. As you can see, leaves do change from green to reds and oranges in the Fall (early September).
Near our Cabin
Ready for the Muffining!
You lie on the tundra and pick. These and the Arctic blueberries are fabulous. Problem is the geese steal the blueberries. When a hundred geese descend on your blueberry patch, by your cabin, and the skies are filled with them, photography is not your priority. So you get cranberries.
The tundra, really close
These berries are about a quarter inch in diameter. Each plant is about an inch or so long and lies flat to the ground.
Harvest is after the first good frost (-5C overnight), which starts the sugar factory going. Until then, sucking lemons is sweeter than these babies.
Our Cabin, Hudson’s Bay
Not going to give more details, because the space is ours and the cabin is private.
One thing about this area, the distances you can see are phenomenal. This is on an esker, looking south, near Arviat.
The ground cover is typical.
Thank you so much FerdfromtheNort, do send us more when you can.
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