Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Northern Exposure

Several years ago Jilda bought me a gift for Christmas that has kept on giving. It was the first two seasons of the eclectic TV show Northern Exposure.
I fell in love with this series when it aired in the early 1990s. I remember watching the finale and listening for the first time, to Iris DeMint singing the song she wrote entitled Our Town.
The show was set in the fictional town of Cicely, Alaska. The characters were unique and that along with the setting made the small town seem Utopian. Many of them were Native Americans.
This week we dug the DVDs out of the first two seasons and began watching them. I'm not sure if I realized it back then, but the writing for these shows was exceptional.
That's the thing about good writing -- it slips up on you when you least expect it.
I'll leave you with a Native American saying.
“What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself …

Hanging Ice


  1. I love the little quote about what is life... so well stated.

    I hope it warms up for you guys soon... we are looking at bad weather until March... probably April...

  2. It's one of my favorite sayings...

    I loved Northern Exposure.

  3. That is a really nice quote. I haven't thought of that show in ages but it was definitely a good one. I love the icicles against the green in your picture; beautiful contrast.

  4. I used to love watching that show on TV years ago, Haven't watch much TV except the news lately.
    A good quote about life but life is much more than that.
    Enjoy your DVD Rick and stay warm. It's nice when a gift keeps giving...

  5. Very nice quote. In India they say life is a dream of a poet.

  6. Good writing is eternal....
    And, I love that photograph, Rick.

  7. Anonymous12:59 PM

    I LOVED that show!! Who was the actress that played the pilot? She was beautiful!!

  8. I watched that show when it was on television. I liked it a lot. Great show. I'll have to get it though Netflix and watch it again.

  9. That was a good series.
    I took the children south to Texas one Christmas vacation. They were looking forward to the change in climate and decided they would call the ice oozing from the rock faces on the way south "rock sap."

  10. I loved that show...I could listen to John Corbin as the radio guy in the town talk forever..he has a great voice! Enjoy the shows again and I love your hanging ice. Heck, I'm just glad we're not the only ones with ice hanging!

  11. Loved Northern Exposure! Wonderful writing and acting. It made me feel as if I were part of their small town.

    We are in the middle of a drought. Today's temp. dropped to 68. Loved the icicles with your unique touch.

  12. It was a good series. Your photo is magical, Rick!

  13. I LOVED that show, especially the first two or three seasons. Then it kind of went downhill.


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  15. I vaguely remember watching a few episodes of this show when I was younger and being intrigued. I would love to get the DVDs and watch the series. I think I'll do just that!


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