Sunday, April 27, 2014

Tundra Shenanigans

Tuesday of last week my friend and band member of Scary Bear Soundtrack, Gloria put the word out that she needed someone to take some pictures of her and Christine on the ice as she had lost a bet.  Scary Bear Soundtrack is in a music competition on CBC, and I was more than willing to take pictures for them. The temps were not bad but the wind chill was in the -25'c range and when you are on the Arctic ice taking pictures it seems much colder than that.  We were quick at taking some shots and even quicker when they stripped their outer clothes to reveal the bikinis they were wearing...this is where the 'I lost a bet' came into play.
This is the picture Gloria took of me on the ladder doing a test shot with Craig
Craig flipped around and this is the shot from the ladder
This is also from the ladder but only a couple of steps up.
Nunatsiaq News is doing an article featuring Scary Bear Soundtrack and my picture of them was used.  Here's what the initial heading was:
"Cambridge Bay synth-pop duo Gloria Guns and Christine Aye, aka Scary Bear Soundtrack, were selected this week as Nunavut's top act in this year's CBC Searchlight competition, which highlights musical talent from across the country. The duo now moves on to compete with groups from across the country. Read more about Scary Bear Soundtrack later at (PHOTO BY DENISE LEBLEU IMAGES)"
All three of us were a little cold after laying on the ice for a bit

Here's proof that these women are true to their word and
can keep a bet.
Yesterday afternoon I took Miss Molly and Blitz out for a run, weather was descent and they had fun for over an hour.  We also visited the resting place of Chill, the foster pup that I looked after last November and who lost his battle.  It was strange as Blitz went to the site and sniffed around for quite a while and I actually had to pull him away.  I know that dog's noses are amazing but I had no idea that Blitz could smell the tiny frozen body under all of that rock.
Beautiful resting place on top of a hill with
a lake and surrounded by the tundra

Molly & Blitz (that's Artic willow peaking out of the snow)

Over shot the ball

Both couldn't break fast enough to get the ball

Blitz found an old nest under the snow

Look out!

He sure had fun!

Miss Molly chasing Blitz, at just about 12 years old
she can still run like the wind

Not sure what caught her eye but she didn't move for a few minutes

I was walking back to the truck and Blitz sat and gazed out on the vast tundra -
I always want to know what they are thinking

One last pose before we got into the truck
The weather was a bit warmer this past week and tomorrow it is supposed to be +1'c - yes folks that is a plus sign in front of the one.  Our sunrise is about 4:00am and it sets at 10:00pm but it really doesn't get that dark any longer and there is only a month left before the official 24 hour daylight begins.  To us it's our spring when this happens and the snow and ice start to melt fast as the sun shines on them without a break.  The one thing I have never seen up here is the large roof shaped icicles that were on our garage this year.  I guess they form when there is such a different degree of temperatures and when it's warm the ice starts to fall but then freezes on the spot. 
How cool is this?!
Talk soon!

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