Friday, January 25, 2008

A ray of sunshine

I was working from home today, so althouh could see that what we had outside was a crisp sunny day, I didn't get to confront it until I went to get Monkey from school today. Now that most of the snow has melted, especially the stuff that once lined most of the roads on my way to the school, it looked, for a brief moment until someone's snow-covered lawn came into view, it looked exactly like last winter. And these days that's a sucker punch.

I have a serious post brewing, reflecting on all your kind words in response to several of my last posts and some other things that occured to me as I contemplate what comes next. But in the meantime I wanted to find something that would make me smile. So after Monkey and I got back home, I went upstairs to snoop around JD's desktop. Not exactly snoop, you understand, but the pictures from our winter ski trip got downloaded onto it, and that's what I was after. Perhaps they are not exactly cheerful (except the last one), but here they are anyway.

 

This was a view from the lift early the first day. I took a bunch from different angles but most didn't come out. It felt a little surreal-- here we were riding a lift, and there was the fog, sorta doing its own thing, in a strange straightish line trajectory.

 

I wanted to know how they got this way and why no other tree around was this obviously biased. Being exposed, I guess. Something familiar in that.

 

You might have noticed by now that I have a thing for clouds...

 

And trees. And trees with clouds.

 

Finally, this one did make me smile. This here is JD and his merry band of flying snow munchkins. Monkey is in yellow. I skied with them for decent chunks of two days, but there were long stretches of time when JD had to herd them all by himself. Impressive, no?

17 comments:

meg said...

Gorgeous shots. I have a thing for clouds too.

I like the last one too. Monkey in yellow is very cute. And 2 days of herding snow munchkins? Very impressive, indeed.

My Reality said...

I haven't been skiing in years. Your pictures make me want to hit the slopes.

wannabe mom said...

my last memory of skiing involved lots of pain in muscles i never knew existed. i grew up on a tropical island!

such a happy post with happy pictures. thanks for sharing. monkey is a darling, even from the back.

Aurelia said...

I don't ski, but this does look pretty cool.

Beruriah said...

All the shots are beautiful but the last one makes me happy. Monkey's so beautiful even covered in yellow!

c. said...

The husband is out skiing today. Your pics make me want to try it out again; I haven't been skiing in I don't know how long.

JD's herding abilities are VERY impressive. Your monkey is absolutely a ray of sunshine in yellow :o)

Antigone said...

my mind isn't working too well these days. so lets just pretend i made a poignant comment of some sort. :-)

Tash said...

I only do xcountry -- downhill leads to awkward and hillarious (and humiliating) accidents. So I'm impressed at everyone's abilities, and your ability to conquer winter. I always think it's important to get outside and not let it get the best of you. Well, until last year, that is.

Maybe I should look into a yellow snowsuit, for me.

Lindsey said...

Thank you for stopping by and for your support! I love the photos. I recently started taking pictures of things, just for fun!

slouching mom said...

that second shot is incredible -- the light!

Coggy said...

Your photos are beautiful. Clouds are amazing, I am a bit of a cloud freak. I have a cloud guide book in the car. Sad I know.
I've never tried skiing. Everyone tells me I would love it but I just don't think I'd be any good.

niobe said...

The pictures look cheerful to me -- but my eyes are innocent of any memories.

kalakly said...

Great pix! I love snow and kids in snow, what could be better?? Just makes me wish, again, that I lived where it snowed, even if it was just once a year.

Hope your days are a bit brighter...some sun through your clouds:)

Lori said...

JD is most definitely a TROOPER!!

I love the photos!

ms. G said...

Love those pics! And, I haven't had much of a chance to comment lately, I'm sorry, however, I have been reading.

Amelie said...

trees and clouds are great! And monkey in yellow, of course.

Carole said...

The pictures are lovely.

Just stopping by to let you know that I will be thinking of you tomorrow.
~Carole
http://accordingtocarole.blogspot.com