It has been nearly three years since I have seen trees or smelt garden flowers. Some flower bulbs were set and flown in before Christmas for us to enjoy their glorious blooms. The lovely petal colours have made me smile and remind me of my Mum.
|I think it's a tulip|
We had so many wonderful presents kindly sent to us from family and friends that were also flown in before Christmas. Over the years I have collected model dog sleds as well as my old hunter sleds. For Christmas Jennifer gave me a wonderful one made by a friend of ours, Steen Pike. The model is 1:10 scale and in the picture (below) I have placed a .30-06 bullet to the side to give you a better idea of the sled's size. It is an amazing miniature and detailed in every way to an authentic full-size east Greenlandic sled. The .30-06 bullet is for Jennifer's new rifle. With this polar bear stopper, she can now safely venture further from home hiking and skijoring with dogs I retire for sled dog adventures of her own when I am not at home.
|Scale model of an Ittoqqortoormiit dog sled|