The Dark Days

The Dark Days

There is solace in knowing that the sun will rise again. Though the sun is out of our view we see signs of its presence still as beautiful displays of fiery red and orange clouds skirt the horizon during the mid-day. These days without sunshine might seem long but like all life’s difficult moments, these too will pass. Continue reading The Dark Days

Nature and the Arts in the Arctic

Nature and the Arts in the Arctic

Summer is now at its peak in the western Canadian Arctic. Around Inuvik the greenery is lush and the ditches and open areas of the delta are painted with the brilliant fuchsia of Fireweed and the crimson of Paintbrush. Fluffy white blossoms of Arctic Cotton fill the low lying wet areas and little blue and pink blossoms cover the tundra as far as the eye can see. It would take a master painter to conjure a palette with such an endless variety of color. Continue reading Nature and the Arts in the Arctic