Eve Gordon

There are a number of Eve Gordons around: the one that contacted me is a film-maker.

Eve Gordon, filmmakerShe wants to make a documentary about my wilderness life.  She will be coming to Nuk Tessli with me next summer.  I had not met her before, but found her a most interesting and entertaining person.  (I also had a volunteer staying with me at the same time: he was called, of all things, Adam!  Does that mean I live in a Garden of Eden?)

The day Eve arrived, Adam and I were burning derelict sheds and other debris at Ginty Creek.

2 burningA nearby fence railing sported wonderful runes.

3 runes

The weather continued cold in the morning and gorgeous in the afternoon. But the colours have gone from the trees and a rim of ice fringes the river.

river iceOne morning we had a peculiar ochre light at sunrise.

5 ochre light


6 ochre light 2


7 ochre light 3Both Adam and Eve left this morning, just before a big dump of snow is supposed to arrive.  We are long overdue for a snowfall.  It will be interesting to see if we actually get much.

Eve stayed at the motel in Tatla Lake.  One morning she was having breakfast at the restaurant when a couple came in all excited about seeing a black wolf on the road.  As she drove the 40 minutes to my place, she saw the black wolf, but now it was dead, run over by a vehicle.  Whereas I hate to think of things getting hurt, once it is dead, it is compost.  I am fascinated by all natural architecture and have quite a collection of animal skulls so Eve and I rushed back in my pickup to see if we could get it.  Right at the spot was an yellow Interior Roads truck.  I managed to stop the driver from continuing and asked him what he had done with it.  He had tossed it well away from the road down a steep bank to let the wild creatures dispose of it.  So Eve and I had to drag it up again.  It was quite a small wolf – it’s rear end was horribly mangled but the fur and head were prime.  Its feet were beautiful.  The skull is simmering as we speak: soon I will be able to pick it clean and add it to  my bone shelf.

A white wolf skin featured at a benefit last weekend at Tatla Lake.  A couple in the community had sudden, unexpected financial problems.  So there was a potluck dinner, an auction, and a dance held for them.  Items for the auction included: the white wolf skin; two rifles (one brand new and one missing a lot of parts); a trailer load of firewood, a truck load of manure; a hand-made quilt; a spectacular helicopter ride; and two different romantic weekends at local resorts.  Everybody knew everybody so it was a great deal of fun.  A bunch of cowboys came in late from Nimpo Lake.  A couple were quite inebriated – I wonder if they were aware, the next morning, what they had bid on…..


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4 thoughts on “Eve Gordon”

  1. That will be a documentary worth watching for sure! You will have to let us know when it is available. Your pictures as usual are outstanding. Talents aplently you have Chris…

  2. No sooner do I find that I have quite a few books to read, but now a documentary to watch as well! So exciting.
    So happy for you as Jan Strudwick and Bonnie Sager write.

  3. I too am thrilled to learn about the documentary !! Your weather is changing – – the cold time is coming – – love the frost pictures, too.
    Do you have another book in the works?

  4. It is about time a documentary was made of all the achievements you done in the wilderness and how you have lived your life your way…. You are an inspiration to all women ….
    Love the latest pictures…

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