North of 60 degrees N latitude, winter starts early and spring starts late. Yesterday, I awoke to this: It had rained during the night, and then the temperature had dropped enough for it to change to snow, at about -1 celsius. Much different from this recent experience: In Northwest Territories, when the weather changes, it […]
I have much to be grateful for. Happy Thanksgiving everyone. 🙂
A couple of nights ago, I took this photo of the Aurora Borealis. You might see a little something, but you will have to enlarge it – a lot. Living north of 60 degrees N latitude means that the Aurora is spectacular. From the south, the Aurora assumes a fairly standard curtain-like shape. It hangs […]
Last week M and I drove to Yellowknife for a conference. Six hours of driving through some pretty spectacular scenery – the best the Canadian Shield has to offer. Yellowknife has a sort of rugged prettiness about it. Sitting as it does on the edge of the world’s 10thlargest lake, there is every kind of […]
Today I am very honoured to be a guest of Jill Weatherholt’s for her Summer Spotlight series. Jill is a kind, thoughtful blogger and writer (published!) whom I have followed since I became a blogger myself. Join me at Jill’s place, meet some new bloggers and have a little browse around. 🙂
I was driving to another community in the Northwest Territories on Saturday when I saw this young bear. She (or he) was completely unfazed by my presence and idling engine. After a cursory look, she returned to eating some sort of tasty plant. I wanted to get a better picture but I wasn’t going to […]
At 60 degrees latitude, I am very far north here, but spring has now definitely arrived. The sky is clear and so is the lake, achingly pristine … … very different from the frozen majesty of two months ago. I am learning to appreciate the call of this northern land.