Ghost Ships

If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you know I am fascinated by the reflections in our harbor.  On calm days, the reflections are almost exact replicas of the images they mirror.  On gray days with slight movements in the water, they can seem a bit eerie.  (I’ve rotated these images 180 degrees.)

My Dream Job at 71Degrees North of the Equator

It took moving to the top of the world to realize the dreams I`ve carried with me since the carefree days of my childhood.  Back then fantasies became reality, growing wings and flying were possibilities, and painting and drawing filled countless creative afternoons. Ok, so I haven`t grown wings and learned to fly… yet.  But IContinue reading “My Dream Job at 71Degrees North of the Equator”

National Television for One Step at a Time!

It all started with a treasure hunt and a bad conscious: Looking for polished sea glass, weather-worn driftwood and other treasures on this secluded, North Cape beach, I also found this: And my conscious said, “You can’t just take the pretty things and ignore all this plastic.”  An internal conversation started.  “What can one personContinue reading “National Television for One Step at a Time!”

Frozen Reflections

A couple of days ago I shared a photo from the charming fishing village, Kamøyvær.  It is about a 15-minute drive from Honningsvåg.  You can see that photo here.  It was a beautiful day and as usual, I was fascinated by the reflections… this time frozen.  Nature’s masterpieces.

Painted Water Series

Painted Water Series….Because I’m addicted to these amazing reflections that evoke so many different emotions.  Nature’s abstract paintings.  Some are haunting, others melancholy, others just make me smile.  Happy Saturday, everyone!

Can you give me away to a Sami family?

“Mommy, I want to be a Sami,” was my six-year old daughter’s wish last week at the dinner table. “Honey, I’m sorry, but you can’t be. I’m American and Pappa’s Norwegian.” “Can you give me away then… to a Sami family?” “Umm, no. But you can learn the language and we can look for someContinue reading “Can you give me away to a Sami family?”

Treading on Ancient Ground

On our recent family vacation we decided to go back to the basics.  The kids and I went exploring.  We’d been told there were some ancient Sami (indigenous people of the arctic region) writings in the vicinity of the cabin.  “Ancient”, as in over 6,000 years old.  Of course we had to embark on an expedition. MyContinue reading “Treading on Ancient Ground”