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Thursday, February 4, 2016

post - Christmas in the Yukon

On a Christmas visit to to the Yukon, we stopped at Five Finger Rapids to let the dog stretch his legs.  It was a beautiful day, very mild for the north, at +2C.  This Raven spotted us stopping and came by for a visit. No doubt he was hoping we'd stopped for lunch.  This was as close as he'd let us get before he took wing.  

6 comments:

Gary said...

Lovely post! Something to be said for crisp winter snow and a frisky raven.

susan said...

He's a handsome fellow, isn't he? I always keep a little bag of peanuts in my pocket just in case I run into a friend. Of course, for the other friend I keep a little flask of Remy in the other pocket.

gfid said...

Hey, Gary! nice to hear from you! It's February now, and the snow is getting a bit old. The only way to survive till things green up is to fire up the grow op and get some tomatoes started!

Susan - I wondered at the time if he'd have left so quickly if I'd had a bottle of Remy to share :0)

Lindsay Byrnes said...

Hi Gfd
I recently watched a documentary on the Yukon, and it’s certainly an amazing place to visit – the weather permitting!! Your dog must be a mature adult by now? I think I remember pictures taken when just a puppy- quite a few years ago.
Best wishes

clairesgarden said...

no snow here just now, just constant endless rain. I don't like either much. keep warm and dry. x

gfid said...

Lindsay - Yes, the Yukon is very beautiful. Still very wild, with soaring mountains, pristine rivers, and wildlife in abundance. And yes, Maestro is 8 this year, a handsome fellow with beautiful manners and a gentle, playful spirit.

Claire - where does the time go?! Here it is, January 2018, almost 2 years since you left your comment. My eldest son and his wife were in Scotland over Christmas. She's from London; they'd gone to spend Christmas with her family, and did a lot of touring around while they were there. I was very envious. You're probably having the same wet, mucky weather now again. It's warmed up to -20C here, after a bit of -45C just after the new year. Spring can't come too quickly for me.