Discovering new places on the island I love

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.

Abstracted

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”

Catch the Sun

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”

Captured Moments

Cancer has a way of putting priorities straight.   One’s “to-do” list is shaken and sifted, insignificant plans and goals disappear immediately.  There’s no doubt what’s most important. Capturing moments with our family has had an urgency about it.  From the first day of my diagnosis, I’ve been deliberate about photographing this journey – ourContinue reading “Captured Moments”

Believe in Adventure

There are days we replay in our minds countless times, dwelling on the joy and laughter they contained.  The discovery of a new place, a sandy beach on the shores of the Barents Sea.   Hunting for shells, polished sea glass… a message in a bottle.  On a magical day last August, our beach combing lead usContinue reading “Believe in Adventure”

Childhood Friends on an Expedition of a Lifetime: 2,500 Kilometer Ski Trip!

Some days are worth remembering, reflecting over, and sharing with others.  For me, May 20, 2012, is one of those rare moments in time.  I had the privilege of witnessing two very determined, weather-worn and humble men, accompanied by their faithful Greenland Husky, finish a journey of a lifetime.  After four-and-a-half months on skis (andContinue reading “Childhood Friends on an Expedition of a Lifetime: 2,500 Kilometer Ski Trip!”