Fire Tales: And Other Collective Stories

As most of you may know, I am a current college student and sometimes post assignments that I have written for my classes.I failed to do that this past semester (don’t worry I’ll catch up here soon) but this semester I have something even better for you. My English class this semester is writing a…

Leaving the Artic for the Arts

If all goes well, in 5 months right after finals are done, I’ll be flying to Italy! While there I’ll be taking an art class or two and exploring Florence. The plan is to share my art while over there and write about my explorations. In the meantime, I’ll be writing about my time prepping for…

Weather Perspective

We laugh and tease. You get a lot of snow, or even an inch and you freak out. That is hilarious. The fear from a mild about of precipitation entertains is. We are accustomed to the snow and cold. The snow and temperatures start to drop when the schools open, and it doesn’t relent until…

Cold Focus

To those of you in the Lower 48 dealing with the current cold snap. Don’t forget to see the silver lining the snow is gorgeous, even if you have to suffer with the cold to get some amazing photos. Seeing your town in frost or snow where there normally is none can be gorgeous if…

Starting the new Year off with a Sunset

Its been ages since I’ve gotten the chance to free write. Expect a lot more blog posts coming in the future because I plan to try to write at least a little every day. I’ll also be including more photos in my posts. I hope you enjoy!

LiWa as a Mission

A former camper decided to share why he is looking forward to his first year of volunteering at Camp. Although this is my first year volunteering as staff at LiWa, I’ve been going to the camp every summer since I was about eight years old. There has to be something really amazing there that keeps me going…

A Camp Story from Venezuela

It’s time for yet another camp story. This time from a girl who started attending Camp LiWa as soon as she could. I started going to Camp Li-Wa when I was going into 6th grade. Then I just thought it was a fun place to go in the summer. Since I had already been a…

Stalker Cat

 What you can’t see in this photo is that Sir Pounce a Lot (previous story) has been stalking the birds since they arrived this spring.  My dad has been making bird feeders similar to this, and we hing this particular one near our cat’s normal perch. Yes, the white stuff in the background is snow….

Not going to see May flowers any time soon

I took this photo last night at 11 pm Yes, it’s light out. The white in the porch banister is snow. Freshly fallen snow in fact. So freshly fallen that it was still snowing. In North Pole, Alaska. The 29th day of April.

Camp LiWa- pt 1

If you’ve been reading for awhile you might remember that post where I mentioned that I would be at a camp for two months last summer. I’m doing it again this summer! That means from the beginning of June until August, I’ll be spending my time with a group of people my age to be counselors and assistant counselors to campers. We have a lot of…