Visited a game preserve near Whitehorse where they rehabilitate animals that have been injured. Enjoyed seeing woods bison, lynx, arctic fox, caribou, and muskoxen. After lunch at the Chocolate Claim, toured the MacBride History Museum and then took a walking tour around the city. Had dinner at the Rib and Salmon Bake and then went to Frantic Follies. Early morning ride to meet the White Pass Railway train to Skagway. Beautiful scenic ride, and saw parts of the Chilkoot Trail and Dead Horse Canyon. Morning hike to Dewey Lake, lots of wildflowers and birds along the way, and a great view of Skagway. We board the Volendam this morning and tomorrow will see Glacier Bay on our way down the Inside Passage to Vancouver.
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.