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Ephemeral revelations of ice

Seeing as how today…this morning actually… we are still frozen in the polar vortex here on Haida Gwaii, I think I’ll take advantage of the topical opportunity to tell you about another winter anomaly that I came across recently… entirely … Continue reading

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Songs of a crystalline lake

“Now I will do nothing but listen” – Walt Whitman * This was the day as you see it. Air clear as crystal, and a wind sharp as a knife gusting across the lake. The distant and winter-low sun glittered … Continue reading

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January morning in the sun Haida Gwaii

Well, it’s definitely a blue sea sky day today. After days and days under the “pot lid”, the fog has lifted, the skies have cleared and it’s glorious. The air is about 9 degrees C  (48 F) Balmy! The sky … Continue reading

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A scratch and splatter affair

I was barely five when I went to kindergarten – and a proud new graduate of  Sunnyside Nursery school. My nursery school memories are fragmentary… but vivid enough. My favourite crayon colour was brown. It was usually the least-used colour … Continue reading

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A Noticeable Whiff of Betrayal

The Joint Review Panel decision on the Northern Gateway pipeline was announced Dec. 19 in a fragmented, quite bizarre live-TV broadcast from the National Energy Board in Calgary. Getting all tuned up for the final episode in the Joint Review … Continue reading

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Assertion of such

Naikoon is a distant place and uncertain to get too—a long, long spit of sand reaching out from the north east tip of Haida Gwaii. The spit, as it dwindles its way northward, parts the waters of Dixon Entrance on … Continue reading

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In the footsteps of ants

Other than the scary time once, when I got lost, I don’t know that bogs and wetlands are noted for drama of any sort. It’s the silence and the solitude of bogs that I seek, not the adrenaline highs of … Continue reading

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