Wednesday, June 29, 2011

It is summer in the Yukon!

And it feels so good! It is sunny almost 24 hours a day, is green everywhere and wild roses are in a full bloom. I love going for walks, every breath I take is filled with the smell of roses.

 That's near my cabin (yes, I leave in the cabin). All ditches are full of roses...

and all the way along my gravel road (that's the road that takes me from my cabin to Alaska Highway). Drive it at least twice a day (to and from work). It's very dusty in the summer and lovely white in the winter. Our summers are very short so for most of the year (from October to May) I'm driving on the white road...


Yep I'm back to school! I took almost a year off, my mind was wondering what to do next... and I decided to continue with courses towards my accounting designation.  It is an awful long and bumpy road to CGA. Now, when I'm thinking about my university years, they seem like a kindergarten... Mind you, I was much younger then I didn't have to work. Now is working full time plus studying with a very little time for stitching...


Yesterday was my first day without the brace (torture chamber as one of my readers called it) and it was good. I even stitch for half an hour! Next time I will have an update picture! I'm still working on Computer Catastrophes and I'm sure I will work on it for a very long time! During our long weekend I will finish mail art I'm doing for my stitching buddy but the picture you will see after I know she received it. You know, she reads my blog and I do not want to spoil the surprise!


I know it sounds silly, but I love to celebrate everything and my birthday specially! I do it for 12 days starting July 16. For some reason I couldn't wait and I have to buy myself a gift. Maybe because I couldn't stitch, maybe because I was feeling so much pity for myself or maybe because I made a decision about going back to school, I do not know. But I know I love photography and I know I wanted a good camera for a long time. I have a nice Sony, kind "point and shoot", taking nice pictures... but I wanted something better than that. So yesterday I splurge for another Sony but this time it is (my first ever) digital SLR (single-lens reflex)!

The battery is charging and I can't wait to put it to use! Stay tuned for more pictures and a ♥GIVEAWAY♥.  Yep, you are reading right! For my birthday I will hold a giveaway and it will be a very special one. More about it in the next post.

So long my friends,


  1. Ooooh, awesome camera. I've had a digital SLR for years and love it, but sometimes I'd like to have a little point and shoot.

    Yikes... I guess I'd better get in gear and get my needle smoking. Glad to hear your hand is doing better.

    I guess I didn't realize that you'd stopped taking classes. LOL, here all along I thought you were. Trust me, I can totally relate to what you're going through. I was so ready to be done with school 2 classes ago!

  2. I am so sorry to hear about your thumb. :( I hope it improves quickly so that you can stitch again.

    Love the new camera. I have been wanting one for a long time. One of these days.......... In the mean time I can't wait to see the photos you take. :)

  3. daylite 24 /7 ??? wooo hooo think of all the stitching that could be accomplished with real light! hmmm but then again that is only for a short time of the year, hmmm awe well take what you can get and do as much as you can. Nice camera and beautiful shots of the roadway.
    Be always in stitches

  4. ohhhhhh love the roses and 24 hour daylight even for short time must be good ?? and glad to hear thumb is getting better but don't over work it too much .. and ooooooooooooo drooling at the camera .. would love one of those :) love mouse xxxx

  5. First things first....HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Fantastic gift. That camera will bring you lots of fun time.
    Love the pictures, you are living in a very beautiful area.
    And glad to hear you are freed from the braces.

  6. Happy early birthday! My birthday is in July too and I've been buying myself presents too. The neighborhood looks lovely! I would be happy to live there in your 24/7 sunny summer, but I would hurry home to California in the winter!

  7. Прекрасный фотоаппарат,красивая природа.Поздравляю!

  8. Nice camera Evalina. Can't wait to see the piccys you take with it. Beautiful scenery too. I love all the wild roses. They're beautiful! I'm glad you made a decision you can live with about school. And I'm glad the brace is finally off. Grats on making it through, sanity intact!! Can't wait to see your progress pic!

  9. In the area that you live you will take some great photos with your new camera! Keep the needles smoking, you have some make up time to do! Hope you have some wonderful days leading up to your birthday!

  10. Best wishes on your schooling. Sometimes breaks are needed. Enjoy the summer. Love the tip you gave to Debbie.
    Chris b

  11. So sorry that I missed your birthday. Happy birthday a few weeks late! I love the gift that you gave yourself. Very nice.

    And I am happy to hear that you are going to finish up your accounting studies. Maybe by the time you are done I'll have a job for you down here. :) But we don't have 24/7 summer daylight in Edmonton - more like 19/7. It seems like a lovely long day, until you actually experience the 24/7 of the Yukon. When we came back home after the trip to Whitehorse & Dawson City that year, we thought it got dark so early here - and it would 11 PM when it got dark. :) And it is light again around 4 AM, right now.

    Wanda in Edmonton.


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