Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Yesterday a polar bear was rumored to be in town. I got to see lots of people running all over the place to see the bear but never actually got to see the bear myself. I sometimes question if there actually was a bear because I can’t find anyone who seen it with their own eyes or a photo of said bear. I usually get “I didn’t see it myself but a friend of my second cousin twice removed has a brother in law who has a friend of a friend who saw it”. Briefly it was rumored the bear was on the ridge running along the road. This was a bit nerve wracking because I was walking home on the road. Turns out it was just a white sled dog.
I noticed there was a Coast Guard ship in town while I was at the new lagoon. I later found out it had been in town for a couple of days. Guess I need to get out more. If it is still around tonight I will get some photos. My being at the lagoon is work related. Not something I usually go out of my way to do for fun.
There is a large group of people in from a group teaching digital photography and video to the community’s youth. It looks like we are a vibrant tourist town instead of the art capital of Canada. I hope the kids take full advantage of the program over the course of the next couple of days. Photography is a very fun hobby that can be fairly inexpensive to get into. If the passion continues then a person can move up to some nicer equipment. A lot of the photos on this blog were taken with a cheap $80 digital camera. Although I did move up the gear quality scale last year and will never go back.
I am still planning on doing a blog post regarding the adventure we had in purchasing a house here in the north. I think it will be done in three post covering finding, offering and purchase of the house. As a sneak preview the entire process has dragged on for most of this year with the purchase step now in its third month. That’s right we actually still don’t own the house we are currently living in but we finally have a stack of paperwork to review and sign.
We are now 31 days from our holidays not including today.
Talk with you folks later. :o)
Friday, September 26, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
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Friday, September 19, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
There is one brother, Peter, and two sisters Ellen and Sara not in the photo. Peter was the oldest of the brothers. Gunner died last year and was the last surviving brother. Sara is not spelled wrong. In danish sara is spelled without the H.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
This is where the title photo was taken at the end of last week.
Lots of building material being piled up for a couple of five units being built in front of the GN building. Should make for a noisy year.
I think this is a type of willow tree. Not the majestic type you see south but it is what we have here in the arctic desert. Correct me if I'm wrong.
It seems when I'm out walking around I always find something weird or unusual. What is this blue painted rock doing in the middle of nowhere? It looks like it has been sitting there for sometime.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Looking up the hallway towards the kitchen and living room. The box mountain feature has gotten a lot smaller and we should have it gone soon.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
When I arrived at the check out the clerk looked me right in the eye and said "That will be $3.99 please." A look of horror must have crossed my face because her next line was "Will there be anything else?" All I could say was "I don't get paid until Friday!"
Two night ago the skies cleared and the best northern lights of the summer were out. By keeping track of solar storms, coronal holes and sunspots on my favorite sites (Space Weather) I knew that the best was yet to come. So I got lazy and didn't bother to photograph the display. It was late and I was tired. What I should have been keeping track of was the local weather. I would have known that the bad weather was coming.
So in my frustration I haven't been taking photos and bloging. I am now trying to develop a Passion for photographing the clouds and we're not sure how that is going to work out. I did play a bit with some cloud photos in photoshop. They did turn out kind of neat. See Below.