Happy Friday, happy weekend. 🙂
I have been nominated for a blogging award. 🙂
I’m not going to do the award requirements but I do want to pass on the names of the nominator and the other nominees.
In particular, please take a look around Cecilia Kennedy’s Fixin’ Leaks and Leeks blog. Lots of good recipes and tips. Many thanks for the nomination, Cecilia. Much appreciated.
And, enjoy a photo of Yellowknife’s Back Bay on Great Slave Lake.
Happy Monday after the clocks have fallen back.
This photo shows a recent overcast day at a small lake just outside of Yellowknife. To me, the landscape is iconically northern-looking with much evidence of the Canadian Shield covered by short trees. Clear ice is also forming on this pond. Probably enough to walk on, but I wouldn’t take the chance yet.
And, one more shot of Yellowknife at night. I love the rising crescent moon and the distant clouds.
I felt very contemplative while watching this changing view.
Yellowknife is pretty famous among tourists as a great place from which to see the Aurora Borealis.
But a sunset is also quite wonderful.
Yellowknife at night. A land of light within the dark.
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 this time of year when it is scattered in the most arresting way. And it is now also becoming very precious as we move into the shortest days of the year.
I hope to take many more pictures as I explore this land of light.
What are your favourite views at this time of year?
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 boat and float plane.
Great Slave Lake is large enough to actually have a vanishing point.
On the way back, we saw woodland bison. Lots of woodland bison. They look very similar to the plains bison that were almost extinguished by over-hunting and a serious attempt to starve the indigenous peoples who depended on them.
M became a little concerned when a rather large and truculent-looking bull stood in the road and stared at us – might he charge??? – so we kept a respectful distance.
The white marks that you see in the photo are bug residues. There are lots of those, too. The mosquitos have been known to carry away small dogs. Well, not really, but I’m sure they could!
Stay tuned for more northern pictures. 🙂