Sunday, December 27, 2015

Christmas Winter Wonderland

View over the Yukon River on our Boxing Day Walk with Isla.

Thank Goodness!  Isla finally got her lazy monkees moving!

Hoar Frost at -30 Celsius along the River

Friday, December 25, 2015

Happy Christmas and Peace on Earth

Living up north, it was still dawn twilight when we got up at the ripe hour of 10 am. The streetlights were still on and the glow of the Christmas lights was just magical.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Depressed Dog No More

Isla recently had surgery to remove what looked like a small lump. The massive scar was a bit of a surprise to us, as was the prescription of no exercise for 20 days! She's back to as much exercise as she wants and very happy about that.

Where's the Butter?!?!!

Tonight was the Christmas shop - for fruit, vegetables and other holiday essentials. Apparently everyone else had the same idea, only sooner. All the butter, every stick, every kind - salted, unsalted, cultured, organic - was gone. All that was left was margarine. Christmas without butter?! No, luckily, the local Super A had butter. Not a lot, but enough for me!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Whitehorse Urban Fox

In the last couple years the fox have moved into our suburban neighbourhood in a big way. There is someone at the old folks home around the corner who feeds them, so they've become as bold as brass. This morning, one popped up on our back deck, checked me out drinking coffee in my house dress and wandered off again. Then I opened the curtains out front and there's a fox on our neighbour's lawn and another hanging out in our drive. I wasn't fast enough to get a good photo, but I did get some evidence.The dog was totally useless, didn't even notice the fox.

Contrast this with the London urban fox which we encountered only late at night in Burgess Park - a large green space. This whole fox stare down is really strange.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Christmas on Main Street

Today Christopher and I put up the holiday lights - I love to see them when I leave for work in the dark and come back in the dark. It reminds me that the dark is good for some things - like fireworks and fairy lights. To complete the day I wandered downtown to see the municipal tree lighting. They were early damn them, so I didn't get to see the before and after, but the tree looks great this year. Last year it was skinny, with an unfortunately large protuberance at the top/end - the phrase 'pecker pole' came to mind. This year it looks like the sort of christmas tree Hollywood's central casting would send.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Thursday morning walk

This morning Christopher and I walked to my work. Not to seem holier than thou, it is nice to walk to work and feel awake and aired out.  Anyway, when we got to the end of Main Street we saw this;

And yes... it is dark here until 10AM.  Sarah gets up before the sun!