We fly back to Montreal today, and we'll be gone from the north for 3 weeks. When we return, it will probably feel like winter. Autumn, like summer, is short-lived up here. So you have to make the most of it while it lasts.
So while Adrien was at work and Zac at daycare for the morning, I decided to venture out alone...
and I drove out to the middle of nowhere (easily found up here!) to take a few final pictures of the taiga in all its fiery glory.
I while I was out in the middle of nowhere, I ran into a native elder who was doing the same thing as me (though without a camera). He started telling me about some other beautiful spots, including his favourite one where he was planning to camp out for the weekend. I stayed and talked with him for what seemed like an eternity. I kept thinking I should give him space, but every time there was a pause in our conversation, he would start telling me another story.
It was a lovely, unexpected interaction, and it reminded me why I love living and working in the far north so much. It truly is a remarkably unique experience up here, and I feel very lucky to be having it.
And now that my cup is filled with that rare and wild northern beauty, I am SO READY to be home in my gorgeous city of Montreal!!