They’re here! I was a little off on my countdown and the polar nights arrived two days ago. No sunrise or sunset for two months. As we head toward the winter solstice, each day will be a little bit darker. Rose-tinted landscapes, thanks to nature’s design.
This morning we woke to a misty rain falling to the icy ground, creating very slippery roads – ice with a layer of water on top. Watch out! I was expecting a gray day and not much daylight since sunrise is at 9:15 am and sunset is at 12:43. But this is what happened withContinue reading “Magical Arctic Light”
This is what the harbor view from my gallery looked like at 11 am yesterday morning. And then just a few hours later, when the rain turned to snow:
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail. – Ralph Waldo Emerson This Emerson quote has inspired me all summer long. I thought it also fit nicely with this image of the breakwater being built outside the harbor.
Finally I have a bit of time to share some highlights from this summer. We had amazing weather this year… the locals say that the last time the North Cape had a summer like this one was back in 1972! Here are a few photos from a summer storm that blew in on one ofContinue reading “A Summer Storm”
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”
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!”
When the midnight sun lights up the night time sky, it’s easy to find yourself still awake in the early morning hours. After an evening with friends, I couldn’t help but take a few photos on my way home. Here’s what the harbor looks like at 2 am.