Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Northern lights and binging on podcasts

Well its amazing to think but we are now full in to December. My days with Emma have been rather uneventful but full of playing with Emma and watching silly kids shows. She is such a cool little kid. Anyway I have been quite good about getting out in the evening and taking photos. My hikes also give me time to catch up on my favourite podcasts and this week I have been binging on the new This American Life podcast "Serial" and catching up on old episodes of Hardcore History... its pretty awesome. This week I also found a little patch up in the tundra with a few little pine trees which someone obviously planted there (perhaps the commune). They look very pretty with all the snow on them but they are actually quite a bit smaller than they appear in the photos. Hope you enjoy the photos!


Monday, December 01, 2014

Winter Colors

With the winter and darkness here in the Arctic, I have been quite good about getting myself outside to enjoy the little "daylight" which is available. Though the sun is not making it past the horizon we are getting a little bit of dusk at about 10am though it of-course does not last very long. The light does however have a special property to it, or at least that is my impression... which is likely a result of my desperate hanging on to it! In any case it makes for some nice photos. We have all been struggling with colds and trying to make the most of the winter by looking forward to Christmas, but I would be lying if I said it was always easy. Anyway that's all for now, hopefully the sky will clear up this week and I will be able to get some more northern light shots.