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

Boreal forest floor and bed of lichen. Nopiming Provincial Park, Manitoba, Canada.

Boreal forest floor and bed of lichen. Nopiming Provincial Park, Manitoba, Canada.

Black Lake sunset. Nopiming Provincial Park, Manitoba, Canada.

Black Lake sunset. Nopiming Provincial Park, Manitoba, Canada.

Black Lake in Nopiming Provincial Park, Manitoba, Canada. There is a nice campground right on the lake with a 4.5 km trail along the edge. A very beautiful place to spend a weekend if you don’t have the canoe required to explore the backcountry of the park.

Black Lake in Nopiming Provincial Park, Manitoba, Canada. There is a nice campground right on the lake with a 4.5 km trail along the edge. A very beautiful place to spend a weekend if you don’t have the canoe required to explore the backcountry of the park.

Wood frog (Lithobates sylvaticus) in Nopiming Provincial Park, Manitoba, Canada. Wood frogs are true hibernators that den near the surface of the soil on the forest floor. In the winter up to 65% of their body (blood and tissues) will freeze solid. This amazing feat is possible due to accumulation of urea and glucose that helps to decrease the amount of ice that forms inside their cells. To watch a video of a wood frog awakening from hibernation go here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fjr3A_kfspM

Wood frog (Lithobates sylvaticus) in Nopiming Provincial Park, Manitoba, Canada. Wood frogs are true hibernators that den near the surface of the soil on the forest floor. In the winter up to 65% of their body (blood and tissues) will freeze solid. This amazing feat is possible due to accumulation of urea and glucose that helps to decrease the amount of ice that forms inside their cells. To watch a video of a wood frog awakening from hibernation go here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fjr3A_kfspM

Moon rise over Black Lake in Nopiming Provincial Park, Manitoba, Canada.

Moon rise over Black Lake in Nopiming Provincial Park, Manitoba, Canada.

Fall is in the air! Aspen leaves turn golden in Nopiming Provincial Park, Manitoba, Canada.

Fall is in the air! Aspen leaves turn golden in Nopiming Provincial Park, Manitoba, Canada.

Pink Corydalis (Capnoides sempervirens) in Nopiming Provincial Park, Manitoba, Canada. This is a new flower for me. I found it along rocky outcrops as it prefers cooler rocky, sandy shores of lakes and rivers and can commonly be found growing out of cracks in boulders. The species is found throughout the Canadian boreal forest as well as the eastern US.

Pink Corydalis (Capnoides sempervirens) in Nopiming Provincial Park, Manitoba, Canada. This is a new flower for me. I found it along rocky outcrops as it prefers cooler rocky, sandy shores of lakes and rivers and can commonly be found growing out of cracks in boulders. The species is found throughout the Canadian boreal forest as well as the eastern US.

Moon rise over Black Lake in Nopiming Provincial Park, Manitoba, Canada.

Moon rise over Black Lake in Nopiming Provincial Park, Manitoba, Canada.

My friend Stephen has been practicing a design for a ringed seal tattoo. He posts different versions of the drawing on his instagram every weekend. I couldn’t help but be inspired by his great design and decided to give it a try in my own style. This is my take on his vision. 

My friend Stephen has been practicing a design for a ringed seal tattoo. He posts different versions of the drawing on his instagram every weekend. I couldn’t help but be inspired by his great design and decided to give it a try in my own style. This is my take on his vision. 

Abandoned trucks along the Canol Trail and a sign that was posted in the employment offices of Bechtel-Price-Callahan across Canada and the US in 1942 for the construction of the pipeline. The bulk of the workers who built the Canol Pipeline came from the US because of Canadian wartime labor restrictions based on a shortage of manpower during the war. Photos by my husband Joe Hanlon.


From the book titled: Canol, the Sub-Arctic Pipeline and Refinery Project Constructed by Bechtel-Price-Callahan for the Corps of Engineers, United States Army, 1942-44

Nopiming Provincial Park, Manitoba, Canada

Nopiming Provincial Park, Manitoba, Canada

Rocky outcrop on a hiking trail in Nopiming Provincial Park, Manitoba, Canada.

Rocky outcrop on a hiking trail in Nopiming Provincial Park, Manitoba, Canada.

Morning mist rises of Black Lake in Nopiming Provincial Park, Manitoba, Canada.

Morning mist rises of Black Lake in Nopiming Provincial Park, Manitoba, Canada.

Bright lichens on a branch in Nopiming Provincial Park, Manitoba, Canada.

Bright lichens on a branch in Nopiming Provincial Park, Manitoba, Canada.

Black Lake sunset, Nopiming Provincial Park, Manitoba, Canada. September 7th, 2014.

Black Lake sunset, Nopiming Provincial Park, Manitoba, Canada. September 7th, 2014.