White Queen

Today: the good, the bad and the ugly. First the good: White Queen! And oh my gosh, what a brilliant day it was. I was so happy I didn’t think I would be able to hold it in. Scott and I were the only people up there. No tracks after halfway up – not even faint old ones. No ski tracks – nothing but perfect expanses of white snow under a cobalt blue sky – sun pouring down on us – trees in white majesty.

Oh yes – lots and lots of photos. I could have pointed my camera anywhere with my eyes closed and taken a perfect shot.

Which brings me to the bad (and ugly). My camera started stuttering. I figured it was just the cold or an ice crystal or something. I kept taking photos. All was good except the lens wouldn’t retract without a bit of a push (gentle push). I got home and nothing doing: I could not upload photos. Nothing but error messages. I Googled Lumix troubleshooting. Nothing very helpful. At any rate, I got the pics off the card, thanks to Simon’s laptop.

I think I will be spending part of tomorrow trying to repair the camera. Finger crossed. I truly do not want to buy a new one.

Back to the good and the beautiful – and that was White Queen. In a state of bliss. This kind of beauty does it to me. And does it for me. I also have a confession – All that hard trail breaking? I really like it. I like the hard work – I like finding the best route through the snow and making it a good route for others to follow. And I like the sense of accomplishment after all that work. Yeah, I know – nuts. But still….

I want more and more and more.

And it was just as nice to come home to a bubble bath and soon – hot soup and fresh bread. Yum.

About goodyniosi

Writer, avid(!!!) hiker - living life to the fullest. Love, life, bliss - getting high on getting high (in the alpine that is)
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