Category Archives: Winter

A is for April

April Showers April is the month that the snow finally melts in the Yukon. It’s a chilly, muddy month. A month for the last of the cross country skiing before you get too far into the calendar. For jumping on … Continue reading

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Slow Stitching Sunday

Today is one of those honest, old-fashioned lazy days. The kind we always wish we could have. The kind we imagine we used to have, back in the good old days, whenever those were. Of course, we can’t actually remember … Continue reading

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Alaska Highway, Whitehorse to Watson Lake one year ago today

One year ago today I drove away from Whitehorse, embarking on a solo journey down the Alaska Highway in -30 something temperatures. I stopped along the way to take some photos and jot down some poems. Here is that post. … Continue reading

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Boxing Day: Walking in a Winter Wonderland

We went for a lovely walk this afternoon up to Margaret Falls in Harold Park. I put a few bits and pieces of film together to create my first One Shuswap Minute for you. (If you’re viewing on your phone … Continue reading

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Alaska Highway: Watson Lake to Fort Nelson December 3, 2013

Day 2 Driving the Alaska Highway Contact Creek Lodge just outside of Watson Lake: Contact Creek has the cheapest gas on the highway: Somewhere between Watson Lake and Muncho Provincial Park (if you’re viewing through email, you’ll need to go directly to … Continue reading

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A Writing Retreat

You may have gathered that I moved into town 10 days ago, when Kelly drove out.  You also know that I’ve been taking a creative writing class this semester. 🙂 Well, I’ve been working on a story and needed a … Continue reading

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Sunrise on the North Klondike Highway

This morning:  

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Some things bear repeating…

I posted this back in March. Seems appropriate to re-post today. Hope it gives you a bit of a laugh… It seems this year I do not know if the snow will ever go. In March April it sits here … Continue reading

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summer waits

Summer waits for the icicles to melt from the porch swing

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Ode to March

It seems this year I do not know if the snow will ever go. In March it sits here like a brick (not a brick like “you’re a brick, Dick”), I mean a brick like bricks and mortar, the kind … Continue reading

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Just Write {2}

When I step out of the car, the wind takes my breath away. I fumble with my hood, but the closure is too tight, so I yank my right mitten off with my teeth and unzip my coat a bit. Holy Freaking … Continue reading

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Another One Yukon Minute!

Filmed in the cabin last Saturday night, January 5th, 2013.  

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