Photography is a state of mind to some degree – the more I shoot one day (like yesterday), the more I shoot the next time, and I start to see things differently. I get back to really seeing what’s around me.
I had to go to Carcross today to show the cabin to a potential buyer, and got home with 89 photos in the camera. My first stop was one that I hadn’t made in many years – at a 1948 Fargo panel truck sitting off in the bush along the South Klondike Highway. What a street rod that would make – see what was done to this one! The last time I stopped, the roof hadn’t been caved in – other than that, the truck would be a fairly easy restoration.
Now in a “history” frame of mind, I stopped at the Robinson Roadhouse – I have lots of photos of it, but the snow adds something to it now.
Part of me wants this complex saved, but another part is okay with it rotting away – luckily, rotting away takes a very long time in this dry climate.
Looking back towards Mount Lorne.
South-facing slopes have now gathered enough warmth from the sun to melt the overnight dusting of snow.
Downtown Carcross – this view has been used on postcards for well over a century now.
I heard a pounding of heavy wings and turned around just in time to burst 6 shots as this Trumpeter swan took off.
WP&YR locomotive #95 was pulled out of the engine house and fired up, ready to get to work for the season.
I was very surprised to see a survey crew just finishing off marking the limits of the railroad’s property in front of the 3 cabins south of the bridge (including mine). Dogs have their way of marking territory, we use orange stakes 🙂 I’ve always known where their property line is and it doesn’t affect me, but it sure affects both of my neighbours.
As I was heading back to Whitehorse at 2:30, some impressive storms began forming, and I made several stops for photos. This was the first one, shot looking north from Dry Creek.
Looking back to Montana Mountain from the Emerald Lake viewpoint.
Looking north from just south of the Lewes Lake road. This turned out to be a pretty cool spot – a glacial esker about 80 feet high provided the vantage point.
Looking north from a high rock bluff just south of Robinson.
On the rock bluff where the shot above was taken were the first new plants I’ve seen this year.
Back to storm chasing 🙂 We don’t get much severe weather, and these storms are really mild compared to what many of you see, I know, but even storms like this are not at all common.
The heavy rain hit a few miles south of the Alaska Highway. A thorough wetting like this will hasten Spring’s arrival nicely 🙂