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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Monday, January 21, 2008

dreaming of summer


i'm dreaming of summer campfires with music and friends... taken last summer in a friend's yard


but, out the window, things look like this... taken recently in another friend's yard

Thursday, January 17, 2008

RCMP



though i have tremendous respect for Canada's police force, it's also true that all officious bodies tend to take themselves too seriousl on occasion.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

YOU CAN TAKE GRANNY OUT OF THE BUSH, BUT YOU CAN'T TAKE THE BUSH OUT OF GRANNY



we have a tradition, some friends and i. Friday evenings after work, we collect in a local pub to celebrate surviving another week. we order carafes of wine and platters of wings, and savor the coming weekend. this past Friday, as some of our more fortunate members were still enjoying their seasonal time-off, we met @ their home in the country. it was a mild day, for midwinter, so they built a campfire after we'd feasted and toasted each others' health, and we adjourned to the out-of-doors for more toasts, some involving flaming marshmallows. as i downloaded the pictures, my camera still smelled pleasantly of woodsmoke.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

LETS STAY HOME TODAY





on days like this, i think only crazy people live this far north. it's -30 C and the wind is blowing. nothing with any sense goes out in that.... wild animals find a cozy place out of the wind, curl up with their tails over their noses and take a nap. only people go out in it, and those animals unfortunate enough to be domesticated by them.

but, on the upside, sunsets and sunrises are masterpieces - studies in subtle color painted on a pristine canvas of unblemished snow.