Tag Archives: Northwest Territories

Autumn Lake

On a recent warm day I went for a walk on the shores of Great Slave Lake. This is a huge lake (tenth largest in the world) and is not usually this calm (unless it’s frozen 😉 ).

I think this was a last hurrah before northern winter closes in, and in fact, the weather turned windy and rainy the next day.

This was a wonderful last summer sigh and I’m glad I was able to enjoy it.

Greetings from an autumnal Northwest Territories.

🙂

I’m Feeling Blue?

Nope.

These lovely blue wild flowers shouldn’t make you feel blue …

Or this little red (and yellow) flower make you see red …

… or feel yellow.

They are all as fresh as a …

Funny how we have used colours and flowers to represent our feelings and even our state of cleanliness!

But they just are what they are, from the perfectly cultivated and sophisticated …

to the tiny, wild and perfect.

They are nature’s lovely gifts. 🙂

Salt River

The Salt River runs through the town of Fort Smith, NWT.

All is very green right now because recently, there has been a lot of rain.

The Salt River is not salty, but is named for the nearby salt plains. The plains can be found in Wood Buffalo National Park and are very attractive to the many types of animals who like to lick the salt that has worked its way up from deep inside the earth.

During the fur trading days, the salt was collected for seasoning. It could still be used for this purpose today.

Happy Independence Day to our American friends and greetings from the non-salty Salt River. 🙂

A Northern Lilac

In the north, lilac takes a long time to bloom.

It’s July, yes, but these hardy blooms do arrive, even if late by southern standards.

I found this particular bush after a rain when their fragrance was particularly lush and heady.

Hardy they may be, but they spread their gaudy celebration of life with gusto.

Greetings from the lovely northern lilac. 🙂