Fine art and and photography reflecting life in the far North.

Last week we helped check nets with students from the Tulit’a school. We caught three pike (known locally as jackfish) and learned how the nets are set up. The students are part of a wildlife management class. Joe, Kristen and I came along to help and learn. Tulit’a, Northwest Territories, Canada.

Sunset October 20th, 2014. Tulit’a, Northwest Territories, Canada.

Sunset October 20th, 2014. Tulit’a, Northwest Territories, Canada.

Winter scenes in October! Tulit’a, Northwest Territories, Canada.

Winter scenes in October! Tulit’a, Northwest Territories, Canada.

Preparing for winter in northern Wisconsin.

Preparing for winter in northern Wisconsin.

Snowy path down to the river from our house. Tulit’a, Northwest Territories, Canada.

Snowy path down to the river from our house. Tulit’a, Northwest Territories, Canada.

Sun setting over the Mackenzie River near Tulit’a, Northwest Territories, Canada.

Fog and light along the Mackenzie River near Tulit’a, Northwest Territories, Canada.

Fog and light along the Mackenzie River near Tulit’a, Northwest Territories, Canada.

Early frost formation on mud along the banks of the Mackenzie River. Tulit’a, Northwest Territories, Canada.

Early frost formation on mud along the banks of the Mackenzie River. Tulit’a, Northwest Territories, Canada.

First ice formation on the Mackenzie River. Tulit’a, Northwest Territories, Canada.

First ice formation on the Mackenzie River. Tulit’a, Northwest Territories, Canada.

Quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) changing color. Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) changing color. Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Butterball on the run. Tulit’a, Northwest Territories, Canada.

Butterball on the run. Tulit’a, Northwest Territories, Canada.

A watercolor landscape painting I did during a workshop with Björn Bernström, a Swedish watercolor artist, in Rhinelander, Wisconsin at the beginning of October.

A watercolor landscape painting I did during a workshop with Björn Bernström, a Swedish watercolor artist, in Rhinelander, Wisconsin at the beginning of October.

Sunset over the Mackenzie River near Tulit’a, Northwest Territories, Canada.

Sunset over the Mackenzie River near Tulit’a, Northwest Territories, Canada.

Butterball attack! Tulit’a, Northwest Territories, Canada.

Butterball attack! Tulit’a, Northwest Territories, Canada.

Autumn in the northern hardwoods of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Autumn in the northern hardwoods of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.