Hi! How has your weekend been so far?

Mine? I’ve been back in the Cowichan Valley for a week now. I spent two glorious weeks up north in my hometown of Whitehorse, in the Yukon Territory. There is such magic there, I feel steeped in it.

A little nostalgia for my old home has chased me south. Seeing changes in my downtown Whitehorse neighbourhood – old buildings torn down, big condos and duplexs in their place – has reminded me of how temporary our landscapes really are.

So here are some links I thought you’d enjoy this morning:

The downtown Whitehorse waterfront as it looked 114 years ago. If we were sitting together looking at this photo I could point out where 3 generations of my family have grown up. The rest has changed a great deal, and continues to shift and morph.

A famous artist who actively avoids the attention: he just wants to be a diesel mechanic. But when you check out his photos from his days of riding the rails, you’ll understand why fame keeps chasing him.

A Yukon Romance. Old photographs, nursing, policing, mental illness and a mighty long marriage.

Some progressive changes in environmental policy for the White Pass Railway – so nice to hear about.

Let me know what you think!

Until next time,

Janell