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?