In just 5 days, the polar nights will come to an end. In the meantime, we wait with longing.
What an amazing trip, to yet a new place (for us), on the island we live on. It appears that years ago, a large whale got stuck in this small channel of water and someone has set the bones out to dry. Look how big this rib bone is! I’m in awe. If it weren’tContinue reading “A Whale of a Time!”
The sun is now setting before midnight and rising a short time afterward. What a gift!
This summer I’ve been drawn to small pools of water and the sky’s reflection on their glassy surfaces. It takes my breath away every time.
Skarsvåg is the northern-most fishing village in continental Europe (yes, we live on an island but it’s still considered the top of Europe.) While taking photos yesterday, I had associates with a vacation to Crete. But the arctic temperatures are just a tad cooler at 71 degrees north.
I’m fascinated by the patterns displayed on the fresh snow this morning. Abstract masterpieces everywhere I look.
I am distracted by the abstract. Finding worlds within worlds, realities just beyond grasp. Golden landscapes, existing only for moments, before the sun bids the day farewell. In the most ordinary of places… my livingroom window. (ABSTRACTED implies absorption of the mind in something other than one’s surroundings, and often suggests reflection on weighty matters.) –Continue reading “Abstracted”
Arctic inhabitants have a special relationship with the sun. Its 2-month absence creates a deep longing in the core of our being, and an overwhelming appreciation when we’re reunited. Tears and smiles, elation and gratitude rise within us as the blazing star shines upon us. Catch the Sun When the sun smiles, smile back. WhenContinue reading “Catch the Sun”