Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The biggest storm of the season and the best snow dump in several years has blanketed the Republic of Tehachistan in the heavy white stuff, about 8 to 9 inches at our compound elevation of precisely 4,000 ft. The highway was closed, so travel to the salt mines--er college--was out of the question. We got out early with Django for a slog through the hills, enjoying every minute of it. I've been doing some chores that have been sitting around for ages, like fixing up my panniers that I use for commuting, and I'll be getting fully caught up on work I collected yesterday, but then I'll suffer after the weekend with a minor avalanche--pun intended--of backlog. Oh well, live for the moment, rejoice in the gift of snow as ravens cut darkly through pale mist, trees set like dead nerves against the grey sky.
Our home street:
A rare sighting of the elusive ice bear:
Ice bear recovery after a hard play in the snow:
Be well, adventure hard, and get out there--regardless of the weather...