Enjoyed the views on the Top of the World highway and saw a caribou just before we crossed the border into Canada. We loved the little town of Dawson with its streets "paved in gold" , the boardwalks, and the historical buildings. Visited the Robert Service cabin, the Jack London museum, and Diamond Tooth Gertie's show. Today we traveled from Dawson to Whitehorse, over four hundred kilometers. Saw a black bear and also a red fox along the way, and had a great guide who shared the gold rush history with us. Beautiful scenic views along the way. Spending the night in Whitehorse, most of the population found in the Yukon Territory live here, more than 30,000 people.
Growing up on a Missouri farm, I learned to love the outdoors and its creatures. I earned a BS and MS in biology from Emporia State University, and taught biology for fourteen years. Working as a park ranger naturalist for many summers, the beauty of Yellowstone inspired me to return to painting. I have studied with several outstanding watercolor painters, exhibited work in national shows, and received many awards.
The versatility of watercolor continues to intrigue me. Carrying a small watercolor box and sketchbook when hiking or backpacking allows me to enjoy plein air painting. I also work in the studio because summers are short in the high country near Laramie, Wyoming.