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squaw valley

Jan 312015
 

I was thinking about a friend on the east coast.  It’s winter in all its glory there.  Cold, brash, harsh, filled with snow.  Not here in sunny CA.  I have to remind myself with images like this that winter, in the way that I think about winter, actually exists.  This was taken up in the Sierras one January day when snow was coming down hard.  It was so quiet.  I like the quiet, and hiking around in the storm gave me some sense of peace.  I like that too.

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Feb 042013
 

It’s winter.  I keep having to remind myself of that.  Winter is supposed to be of cold and snow and bundling up just to get somewhere.  But, not here where I live in California.  No snow.  Yes, it’s cold in the mornings, but that’s a relative term to what many experience as winter.  So, here’s winter in all its snowy glory.  On the western slopes above Lake Tahoe is the ski area of Squaw Valley.  The 1960 winter Olympics were held there.  Anyone remember?  We were up there a couple of years ago and took the lift up to the upper ski area.  What a gorgeous winter scene.  Deep, deep snow; skiers and snow boarders; the quiet of the mountains in their winter glory.  Not sure what this mountain is called.  Maybe you know?

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Dec 232011
 

Wow.  We just past the winter solstice and it’s almost Christmas.  Winter….it conjures up images of snow and cold.  Growing up in the NW I didn’t really like winter.  Too hungry for warmth and sun.  Now, being older and living in California with warmth and sun, I really appreciate winter.  I know many people find it comes in too harshly and stays too long.  But for me there’s a power to it that I don’t see with the other seasons.  This scene is at Squaw Valley, up in the Sierra mountains near Lake Tahoe.  It’s snowing and we’re out walking in winter’s strength.

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