Yep! That's right! Day 6 of sunshine!
Temps are in the teens at night and the sun warms our hearts
enough to believe it is warm during the day.
The ice gets the lightest sheen of water on it
during the sun times and then freezes smoother than
evah at night.....
It is amazingly wonderful ice right now.
And the Moon is Huge and lights the night with
these glorious blue tints to the snow and shadows.
(and ice on the driveway, OH MY, the ice on the driveway!
'tis treacherous out there.)
Winter Wonderland defined.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
We have had 4 glorious days of great ice AND sunshine!
Mighty Ibex Peak.
Love this place.
One can only get this view from the middle of the Lake,
on skates or in a boat (or swimming).
These babies are FAST!
They are Finnish. You just slip your boots onto the blades and speed off.
I wonder what it sounds like when the ice heaves up like this?
I skated Saturday and went home, came back and skated Saturday night and the ice
wasn't like this, just a compression crack,
came back Sunday to this big heave filled with water on either side!
It is fun to skate over, makes me feel rad!
And post skate glass of wine with Zeek on the deck, soaking in some of that
Thursday, February 2, 2012
How can I make sure I dance enough to keep me happy and inspired in the seasons to come? Dancers use a focal point, so that as they spin on the dance floor, they can stay oriented and not lose their balance or spin off in dizziness. Ritual at points on the wheel of the year can serve the same purpose.
We can nurture the seeds of intention for the coming year. Letting go and focusing, cleansing and clarifying, are most appropriate activities for this cold part of the spring quarter. Every day is longer, offering more sunlight and the promise of greater warmth to come.