because our first trip up to yellowknife was barely six months ago, in february, in the middle of the deep freeze with temperatures consistently hovering around negative 25 degrees celsius, it wasn't entirely natural to think about yellowknife when it was plus 15 degrees, open waters, and fall colours. i've always seen the aurora in the dark of winter, northern norway style, when the sun rises at 11am and sets at 1pm. it wasn't unnatural to know we'd be watching it in yellowknife on frozen lakes with frozen nose hairs, eye lashes, and eyebrows. but to see the northern lights reflect off lakes, in just jeans, a t-shirt, and an unzipped jacket is still a little unfamiliar, so to see snow in the forecast for yellowknife early next week, has me again, giddy in a winter wonderland. but until that time, jen and i are going to cherish being able to stroll out to the edges of great slave lake in summer clothes, surrounded by autumn foliage, and chill out watching the water crash onto the rocks with the sun on our backs. ...until our next weekend up north, friends, enjoy.
jen, any feelings on being back up in yellowknife?!
we're a top pilot's monument for a look over to the sunset and twilight!
there is no real explaining it, but some nights, the aurora just doesn't come out to play. leaving us for a long, long night watching cloudscapes pass through, and their perfect reflection on the most still lake i've ever seen in my life.