The weekend was full of blue sky (and wind) while spring slowly takes over the valley floor. Trees are leafing and blossoming, flowers of all sorts are in stages from full to waning blooms. Since it is the weekend, and we had few obligations, it was decided to head up to the 'Bird' and check out the sun and snow conditions. Hanging around the plaza, watching skiers from all over the world, and feeling the sun on our winter starved skin was a pretty darn good way to spend hedonistic pagan-like Zen nothingists day (HPZN). However, everyday is HPZN day, but yesterday was especially a nice one. We saw the Easter Bunny from a distance with a trail of children following to pick up the eggs he left behind.
Chairs are set up on the plaza where you can sit in the sun and watch the skiers come off the pure white slopes, swooshing right up in front of you to disembark. It was a picture perfect day but, maybe the skiing wasn't so good. It has been warm, and the snow is slushy, with no refreezing at night and the upper peaks have very stiff winds to contend with, too. You can see the snow blowing off Mt. Baldy in this picture.
Spring is a time of slow change in the Rockies and this week will be no exception. The promise is for snow today with warming temperatures towards weeks end. At least the warmer days come more frequently and there is a longer lapse of time between the cold and snowy days.
Can you see the P-Word socks in the above photo? They had their debut at the Bird...details tomorrow.
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