A recent flight to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories produced this airport photo of the setting sun. In this northern clime, the position of the Earth relative to the sun produces these spectacular, angled sunsets. A few days ago, I took this photo as part of a series of shots. I love the light here, especially at […]
Here on the edge of Great Skave Lake, where I am north of 60 degrees N latitude, I feel like I am living inside a winter post card. We are only getting about six – seven hours of daylight now but the landscape that comes into view is spectacular. At night, there is also a […]
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.