After the blizzard it leaves one to wonder why bother digging the truck out
Snow was just about higher than some houses
This is one of my employees, Alice showing how much we had to
dig to get the cube van out
The gorgeous blue ice was seen again last year
Our sun rising
Some fantastic looking skies over the Anglican Church
Ahhh February, the month of love. My sweetie bought me my first pair ever of beautiful kamiks for Valentine's Day. The skies were still beautiful during the month of February, I find the skies more interesting during the winter months than I do the summer.
Annual Valentine's photo
Blitz and I out on the ice
Molly heading into the sunset
Sure missing these boats this year as they sailed their way
back home last summer
This is the new airport sign that was designed using my photos,
it was a proud moment for me.
I had the opportunity to photograph one of my favourite Elders David Amegainek
Some good ole street hockey
March was an exciting time for Craig and I as we had purchased a vacation condo in Yuma Arizona. We took a quick trip there to sign the paperwork, clean the condo and purchase a few items. We also had to take care of a major Africanized honey bee problem we had in one of our roof drains. I have never seen bees so large. Another highlight for March was one of our friends, Joan celebrated her 25th birthday so to celebrate her special birthday I photographer her around town.
Our home in Yuma - an ongoing project
I love this picture of Joan as it shows her playful side.
I had to come up with some creative venues, this one
was in front of a row of sea containers
Another hockey pic I love - taken on the bay
April was a month of playing in the outdoors. Every chance we got we were out with the dogs either on the ice road or on the tundra. I think after such a bad winter - lots of blizzards - we had last year April was a great month to get out.
We weren't the only ones having some winter fun
Heading out on the ice road and climbing the banks was top on our list
Even Blitz and Molly had so much fun
The one thing you have to watch out for are the cracks in the ice,
Craig didn't even reach bottom on this one.
May and June brought a lot of excitement to the LeBleu Pack as I had rescued a couple of hour old puppies and took on the responsibility of hand raising them, of course with the help of Blitz. He had took it upon himself to be the big brother of these two tiny boys. They had frostbite on their face and pads and I wasn't sure if they would make it. In May they came into our lives and in June they had left for their new forever home in PEI. I couldn't of asked for a better home for these two and I am so happy that I keep in touch with their new family and I can watch them grow into such handsome young dogs. They are now named Bleu and Shadow and have a sister named Luna who is about the same age.
Just a few hours old and you can see the frostbite on their face and pads
Blitz looking after them
Baby Shadow with his face frostbitten
Bleu with his frostbitten pads
Feeding was at times messy
Just about ready for their new home
My last night with these two miracles
July brought us heavy rain, the Annual Polar Bear Dip, the vet clinic and some exploring. Every year I try to donate some of my time to help out with the vet clinic and this year was no different and it was good to see some old friends and make some new ones. The Polar Bear Dip gets bigger and bigger each year and I am happy to be on shore taking pictures of the brave ones diving into Cambridge Bay.
Surgery being performed at the vet clinic
The Polar Bear Dip participants
Our friend Adrian doing a bit of paddle boarding
With the heavy rains came some cool foggy days
Fishing out on the ice floats along the Northwest Passage
Blitz and I taking it all in
Even with the foggy days he found some treasures
A few days before the heavy rains came
Exactly the same place the day after the rain hit us
My top highlight for August was one I will never forget as I watched and photographed some peregrine falcon chicks grow. It was an experience that will last a lifetime.
A beautiful full rainbow over the bay
Adrian in front of one of the labs as it was being moved
Setting up the solar panels on the labs
Cranking up the last of the wind generators
I even got to go on the Martin Bergman for a few hours
Texting out some equipment
October brought out the best of Mother Nature as she lit up the skies with the Aurora Borealis. Lucky for us there hadn't been a lot of snow fall and we could drive out where there wasn't much light pollution.
November we headed back to our vacation home for a full month where renovations were in full swing. From landscape to painting to changing electrical receptacles to purchasing furniture there was never a dull moment. It was great to spend half of this time with Craig's parents as they joined us in Arizona for a couple of weeks. We did manage to get a few day and weekend trips in and our biggest highlight was going to California to visit our friend Teri and the Hembree Pack and of course to bring our dogs to Forrest's Beach. It was a memory that will last forever.
Front landscape is completed
Other side of living room
Our day trip to Salvation Mountain and Salton Sea
North Shore at Salton Sea
The old pier at Salton Sea
Playing on Forrest's Beach!
Our friend Teri
One of my favourite sunset pics from Arizona.
Of course December brought us back to our northern home and back to work. Thanks again to all my blog readers and for hanging out with me in 2015, here's hoping 2016 will bring as many great memories as 2015 did.