One Man's Paradise

After the storm

“Thank goodness for the first snow, it was a reminder–no matter how old you became and how much you’d seen, things could still be new if you were willing to believe they still mattered.”

Candace Bushnell

Beautiful skies are back in all it’s splendor after the second snow this season.


Summit Lake, British Columbia


One Man's Paradise

Simply beautiful…

“I see Earth!
It is so beautiful.”

Yuri Gagarin

Visiting Lake Minchumina, site of the annual rock skipping contest, stays in my memory…

A place right in the middle of the interior of Alaska, 100 miles from Kantishna. In the distance you can see the Alaska Range. From the plane surrounded by glacial ponds, lush green, flat as a pot.

Raspberries and rose hips.

A few houses scattered around the lake shore.

And a landing strip for B2 bombers.

Three fishermen trying to land a pike…

What a trip.


Nature, One Man's Paradise

In a different light – № 2

“Bewilderment increases
in the presence of mirrors.”

Tarjei Vesaas

There is something bewildering about mirror images, as you see “reality” and a distorted replica of it next to each other.

There is also something soothing about mirror images. Glass-like reflections are only possible in the absence of wind, maybe that’s why I associate reflections with calm weather and enjoyment. I am at a loss of words to describe my attraction to these eerie, mystical images, but I  am certainly drawn to.

Do you have a favorite mirror image?

After two balmy days, stormy weather has returned. The Northern Lights were beaming two nights ago and the solar storms are still going strong, however the cloud cover did hide the magic light show…

I am sitting in our dry kitchen, enjoying a cinnamon roll and a hot chocolate. It is pouring outside.