Tag Archives: Yellowknife Bay

Wild Things

When I was first thinking about what to call this blog, one of my ideas was a line from a Wendell Berry poem – I come into the peace of wild things.  That well describes the little adventure I had … Continue reading

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Winter Reality

Yesterday the dogs and I returned home from our southern sojourn, and as planned, we successfully missed the freeze up on Great Slave Lake.  We were lucky though – it came 9 days later this year and the ice only … Continue reading

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Up Close and Personal with Chicken Little

When I was a kid, I never understood Chicken Little.  I hated the way he ran around over reacting about something that wasn’t real.  But this week, I knew exactly how he felt.  We had weather that made me think … Continue reading

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The Irrepressible Country

May is a strange month in Yellowknife. Seemingly the rest of the world enjoys warm temperatures and the lushness of bloom filled spring gardens, while here we struggle to reach temperatures above zero.  While the days are splendidly long and … Continue reading

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Who Has Seen The Wind?

It’s a gorgeous day outside today – bright blazing sunshine, and its very warm – above minus 20 for a change.  Not as warm as it sounds however, because there is also a stiff wind.  The combination of wind and … Continue reading

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The Great Yellowknife Bay Ice Sign Contest

The Spaniard, also known as my husband Martin, has been getting creative.  He recently installed a long 4 x 4 reflective post in the ice at the end of our ‘driveway’, to help us find our way home at night.  … Continue reading

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Ice Splendor

One of the compelling things about living in the north, or at least in my north, is the way things can go from dismal to amazing overnight.  And they frequently do.  Just when I start to think, “Oh, this is … Continue reading

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