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. 🙂
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 […]
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.
I arrived in the Northwest Territories at the end of February for a work assignment. It was -25C and one of the roads leading to the small community where I’m currently staying looked like this. Here’s another view of the same road taken about an hour later. If you watch Ice Road Truckers, you might be interested […]
It’s still January but about two weeks ago, the weather turned. The temperature crept up, the bit of snow we had started to melt, and the ducks started squawking and flapping. Every day now it’s a little warmer and a little sunnier. This morning I was out walking and took this photo of Skaha Lake. […]