Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Seems kinda like a wierd thing, this president in 1944 was "told to apologize" for swearing in God's name whereas the president in 2012 is told "he doesn't believe" in God i.e. not Christian?
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Sunday, February 26, 2012
PS This one is for my ski sponsor Tom, who hasn't been skiing with me since he moved to the flats.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Face shots were unexpected but welcome. Rode up with three interesting doubles - a branding expert, a software developer, and an environmental scientist who helps decontaminate methamphetemine labs for an environmental health department. They all sounded like they work really hard to ski on the weekend.
People like me who aren't working 9-5 should just stay at home... but Mark and I are working really hard to hit quality snow as well. There's a lot of snow out there today and it's still "pucking". That's snowing alot slang.. So I'm grateful everyone is sharing today.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
|This is what the river looks like during summertime|
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Prediction was 1' to 3' of snow and it pretty much held up to true. Yesterday's skiing was super wet (kindy rain/snow mix) but really fun and today was dry and much more fun to be outside plus a morning ski report of 28" inches. Way too much snow (heavy too) to create "high" avalanche risk and for the NWAC (Northwest Avalanche Center) to advise to avoid backcountry travel...
|View of Snoqualmie Pass|
Fun turns tho!
I really appreciate this quote that came out of the Canadian Avalanche Center forecasters just a week or so ago
"Don’t allow your desire to ride the new snow (your fun-meter) over-rule your common sense (your smart-meter). For most of us, as the fun-meter goes up, the smart-meter goes down and we make much poorer risk management decisions in good conditions than in bad. This is the kind of weekend where a fun-meter/smart-meter disconnect is most likely to happen."
It's so sad that these skiers and riders got caught, the story is told by one of the people involved - see link. They were killed doing what they loved, but I sure wish they had waited another day for those turns. I wonder if group dynamics pushed them closer to the edge needing to get that perfect "photo". It must be really hard for their families and friends. The one that occurred on Denny Mtn near Alpental is talked about here. I hope comfort comes soon...
|A benefit of skiing in the Pacific NW is that I can garden with tired legs|
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Thursday, February 16, 2012
|Beautiful pools that are hot|
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Mark and I are receiving overwhelming support for planning the luxury of not having a work schedule in our lives. I have lots of work ahead of me no doubt, but to live daily with no expectation of what will come is truly a priviledge as it gives me (us) an opportunity to reflect on what we want to give and receive in our lives.
From what I can tell, being with our family and friends, keeping in shape physically and maintaining our health is paramount.
For me I am adjusting into living still with absolutely nothing profound to say.
I am responsible for my life and I'm really grateful for this opportunity to learn and grow.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Sunday, February 5, 2012
|I did the best I could to sell her the idea that could be her ski auntie, I carried her skis!|
|The four year old was having nothing of it, mama was numero uno and she doesn't ski!|
|Maybe she was just tired and couldn't make decisions correctly!|
|Beautiful sunset with moonrise over the Snoqualmie Cascades.|
Maybe the kid thought I was a poser or gaper or too old for her.
Maybe she thought I was a snowboarder.
Friday, February 3, 2012
This is North Bend's Mt Si. Some of you might know it as the scene of Twin Peaks, although I've never known it as such. And here is the story of Fox and the Moon that the local First Nation Snoqualmie Tribe has.
- Retrieved on February 3, 2012 from http://www.wwu.edu/skywise/legends.html