Yellow Snow Photography

Available for functions in south east Yukon and northern British Columbia.

Weddings, graduations, family, pet or school portraits, reunions or any function you would like to keep for posterity.

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Gray Jay

Liking my lard and sunflower suet. The Gray Jay (Perisoreus canadensis), also Grey Jay, Canada Jay, or Whiskey Jack,[2] is a member of the crow and jay family (Corvidae) found in the boreal forests across North America north to the tree-line and in subalpine forests of the Rocky Mountains south to New Mexico and Arizona. It is one of three members of the genus Perisoreus, the others being the Siberian Jay, P. infaustus, found from Norway to eastern Russia and the Sichuan Jay, P. internigrans, restricted to the mountains of eastern Tibet and northwestern Sichuan. All three species store food and live year-round on permanent territories in coniferous forests. (wikipedia)

Wisakedjak (Wìsakedjàk in Algonquin, Wīhsakecāhkw in Cree and Wiisagejaak in Oji-cree) is the Crane Manitou found in northern Algonquian mythology, similar to the trickster god Nanabozho in Ojibwa aadizookaanan (sacred stories) and Inktonme in Assiniboine myth. He is generally portrayed as being responsible for a great flood which destroyed the world originally made by the Creator, as well as the one who created the current world with magic, either on his own or with powers given to him by the Creator for that specific purpose. His name is subject to many variant spellings, including Weesack-kachack, Wisagatcak, Wis-kay-tchach, Wissaketchak, Woesack-ootchacht, and undoubtedly others.
It was sometimes Anglicized as Whiskey Jack, which became an alternate name for the Gray Jay.
(forest edge/wikipedia)

Sunday, February 19, 2012


I should call her Trust... as she is shy... after two days huddled in the doghouse and straw below the porch and guarded by Noah I coaxed her onto the porch and fed her a little bit of food. I tried to see if she would take kenelling okay and she went right into cage bed I put in my dining room.
Here is a great video and music from The 2012 Yukon Quest dogsled race...

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Yarrow... newest member of the McKay Woof Pack

The new member of the McKay Woof Pack Yarrow... formerly of Whitehorse and Watson Lake. Given to me by Norman and Alice after Norman saw me hitching up the dogs last Saturday at Hyland River. Norman told me she is 3-4 yrs old and was a lead dog on a woman's sled team in Whitehorse. She is in heat and Noah already was knotted in matrimony with her... good thing it was just recreational sex as he was fixed in November. My latest ski video

Monday, February 13, 2012

Approaching Storm

A small group of woodland caribou use the Cassiar Highway as a salt lick as a winter snow storm approaches. I must be one of the few teachers/principals in the world that drive three hours one way a few times a month for professional learning opportunities. I love learning though... improving one's craft to being a craftsman at what they do. As I am in photography I try to improve and learn from others... I am inspired by those I work with and those I am in contact with here on Flickr. I make mistakes... just wish they had a delete button in life to cancel out those oops moments we wish we could take back. I love this highway so yeah ... just another Sunday drive to Dease Lake.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Twilight's Last Gleaming

Paused the dogs in the bit of sun left as the sun quickly set to get this image. Jeff took advantage to chew snow palls off his feet. Pulled for five hours with five dogs instead of six as Nick decided to chase a moose that greeted us when we were unloading. He was back waiting at the car when we got back all happy to see me and tired from his romp. I wasn't worried about the moose as this is the dog that gets peed on by horses and rolls in any fresh scat possible.... which in winter at least he just rolls in snow. -20C but clear blue skies... I started late so finished in the dark at about 6 :30. Used my 8mm fisheye lens as I find it great to give the north wilderness that other world feel.

Sunset Self Portrait -20C While Dogsledding 5 hours

Just after turning around to head home... arrived back at the vehicle by 6:30... dark, tired and cold.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Canadian Ski Patrol Rescue

A ski patrol pulling the rescue sled down a steep ski run. Part of the practice patrollers do to keep skill sets up.

Saturday, February 4, 2012


Melts your heart when you see dogs that should be looked after better.