Comfort zone (for Arts in the Park)

My world has become too small. I gather some close friends. We climb in a movable nest and head up the Dempster. The gravel ribbon. See: the blessing and the curse of roads. The blessing and the curse of machines. The blessing and the curse of humankind. Fox casually jogs her path in the bush,… Continue reading Comfort zone (for Arts in the Park)

Dawson Film Fest poster dawgs

Best email I've had in months: Dan Sokolowski, from the Dawson City International Short Film Festival, asked if he could use my submitted watercolour for the 2021 Festival poster. I'm thrilled! Especially because DCISFF has been a big part of Dawson City becoming home for me over the past decade-plus. Here's the final poster. The… Continue reading Dawson Film Fest poster dawgs

Plant Encounters is live!

The Long Walk Collective - Bo Yeung, Georgia Hammond, and me (Meg Walker) - are so excited and proud to announce that the Plant Encounters online publication is live! What: "Plant Encounters" is an online multimedia publication at http://www.longwalkcollective.org that explores people-plant relationships in the boreal forest along Dawson City's Ninth Avenue Trail. When: From… Continue reading Plant Encounters is live!

spring breakup: a swimming tale

For a while there it seemed the "spring fever vs ice" competition was over. The Yukon River broke weeks ago, and it's hot enough in the daytime to get a slight sunburn, as I found out yesterday. But I had to drive between Dawson City and Whitehorse twice in the past two weeks, and as… Continue reading spring breakup: a swimming tale

dawson ice guessing contest: it’s all over

The wait is over. It's been more of a melt-off than a break-up this spring 2010, but the Yukon River is running again. The ice broke its grip at 3:12 a.m. this morning, according to Joyce Cayley, speaking on CFYT Radio on behalf of IODE. The annual Ice Guessing Contest is over. But what's the… Continue reading dawson ice guessing contest: it’s all over

almost as good as a helicopter

Almost as good as a helicopter: the website http://www.mammothmapping.com provides fodder for spring break-up obsession with photos taken from the Sunnydale Lookout, south and west of Dawson City. In other words, from the "other" side of the Yukon River, providing views currently unavailable to any of us in town unless we hire air transportation. Here's… Continue reading almost as good as a helicopter

spring fever 2: ice 2 – momentary truce

Today, again I walked along the Yukon from town to the Yukon-Klondike confluence and all the way to the bridge that goes over the Klondike. All clear (well, silty) running water at the bridge. And a moment of stillness at the confluence. 1 point goes to spring fever for keeping everything under control and managing… Continue reading spring fever 2: ice 2 – momentary truce