Thursday, January 22, 2009
Today it was sunny on top of the mountain.
It was sunny for a little while on top yesterday,
but today the fog seemed to creep down a bit more.
You'll see in the photos the "lake" of fog.
It was very nice and cheery and warm in the sun, but that fog belt was very cold!
This Saturday there was a potluck planned after skiing and a bunco party following the potluck.
Bunco is a dice game that I won't even try to explain, but it is raucous fun!
It seems that it works best with at least 4 tables and the winners change tables and we decided to change hats when we changed tables, however, I forgot to bring hats so we were short a few.
I had extra fun as I was the WINNER!
(OK, there was a tie and we decided to split the pot rather than roll for the winner and therefore have a loser! So I walked away with $30!)
Mike carpooled with a neighbor, so he had to leave before the game really got startedbut I spent the night as I am on duty on Sundays.
It fell and fell, lacing day and night together in a milky haze,
making everything quieter as it fell,
so that winter seemed to partake of religion in a way no other season did,
Here is what we fondly call the "yurt".
It is a tree that is covered with snow and the wind has blown it closed except for the doorway that you see. A "snow ghost".
We dig it out a bit more and make the "floor" flat and it is a good hide-away to get out of the wind and have a snack and warm up before the descent.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
We just keep getting more. Not that we are complaining; it is gorgeous an I love the paths that we have shoveled for access and the clean whiteness and the whole sense that the world has been decorated for us. The moonlight is exceptional on the snowcovered world.
We got all this light fluffy snow and then it warmed up and actually rained and things got kind of ugly for a day untill it snowed again, this made the roof slide. But the dormers are not as steep as the roof so they didn't completely slide. They had to be encouraged......
Here is kind of a side angle view of the snow and icy hanging precariously from the dormer and over the lower roof. If this builds up a bunch and is heavy with ice, when it hits the roof below it causes damages and the screws come out of the roofing. It sounds like an earthquake must sound and the force has actually knocked things off the walls!