#Reddressseries Liard Hot Springs

I have always enjoyed dressing up. As a child I wore dresses (every day) until I was in Grade 6 when a boy made fun of me and asked why I didn’t wear pants like normal girls. I am happy to say I still enjoy dresses from time to time (but do find pants warmer and more practical for most cases), and when I do wear a dress I like to make an occasion of it — like this #reddress gown I made for photography. If you have never visited Liard Hot Springs a few hours north of Fort Nelson, B.C in Canada, I recommend you make a trip. Not only do we see northern lights (almost daily in winter), but we have the best hot springs I have ever visited! They are naturally occurring, and surrounded by trees and wildlife. Often you will find moose in the shallow spring areas eating vegetation year round (do be careful as they are wild and very dangerous — they are not trained photo-props). If you are looking for a remote adventure, far from large cities and light pollution, come visit Northern B.C. and enjoy what nature has to offer. #northernrockiestourism #northernrockies #travelBC #travelnorthernBC

It’s a little cold outside…

The nights are long in this small northern town in Canada; the long nights bring days where the sun barely skims the tops of our twig-like trees. The days are cold and will freeze the cells of your body within minutes. You must come prepared for what the land brings, and be ready for extremes. 

Fort Nelson, British Columbia

A new adventure awaits in the North. Welcome to Fort Nelson and surrounding area on the Alaska Highway.

Winter Time

It has become cold now. The leaves are gone and the snow has turned the pine trees into winter cacti; their bristles frozen and glistening white, like tiny swords ready for a fight. The true battle is not the snow, but the bitter cold. We have a long winter ahead of us and the storms have yet to blow through the mountain pass. Here are some photos to document the winter months.

 

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Indigenous Perspectives

Lynn Valley and Squamish – It was snowing beautifully all day so we decided to enjoy some waterfalls in the area – we were visited by a Raven in Squamish while we looked upon Stawamus Chief Mountain

Cowichan Valley

A few hikes from around the valley and little stops along the way. No trail specifically, just lots of nice photos to represent the beautiful island we live on.

Lunar Eclipse

Rule # 1 – Bring your equipment….

Rule #2 – Make sure you have all PARTS of the equipment…. ** cough cough.** Tripod attachment.

I did manage a few nice shots regardless of the lack of tripod but would have been an amazing night with proper stability.

In all the photos were better than the actual eclipse from my location. A bit of cloud cover seemed to blur out the moon for most of the night until after the eclipse was over. In the past I have found eclipses better in the early hours of the morning and not at sunset. In all, it made for a great night to have a picnic and enjoy good company.