Monday, January 19, 2015

The outfit behind the lens & snowshoeing

Boulder Lake Ski Area....


A woman always needs her girlfriends to hang out with from time to time.  This is just what happened over the past 24 hours.  On the agenda: Snowshoeing.  

If you know me, you know how much I love fungus, said sarcastically.  It was everywhere.

the start off

I found Olaf hiding on our trek.  He colored his nose brown.

more fungus

What do you think?  Woodpeckers or bugs?

a closer look

Map reading

and off again.

What's your thought?  An eagle cam?


It's hard to hide when you are brightly covered.

nature's patters


Nature's very own Fairy Garden.  If you look closely you can see the fairy hats sticking up out of the snow.

Kicking snow around


Please!  Please, what?

Ground pines (maybe)


Who can resist this beauty?

Knocking snow from the boughs


Footwear of choice for the trek.

One look out...

Lace-y trees

I did not snowshoe this trail alone

Chair in dilapidated tree stand

patterns of nature

Britton Lodge

Great place to roast marshmallows, have a picnic lunch, etc...
There were some tricky spots
Approaching Wolfski's Ski Den

 And now for the outfit behind the lens:

What was worn:
Jacket: LLBean 3-1, Warmest to -35 F
Base layer: Paradox Merino Wool (top and bottom)
Socks: REI wool
Boots: Sorel Joan of Arctic
Mittens: Red leather outside with sheep wool inside (you cannot purchase these in the US)
Snowshoes: Elektra
Neck warmer
Ear Warmer
Hat: Stormy Kromer worn backwards so that I could actually look through the view finder
Backpack: Camelback with H20
Not pictured here: black rimed glasses in sleeve pocket, Canon T3 with prime 85mm lens

p.s. It's always important to dress for the weather.  I was almost too warm with this outfit at 25-30F.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

This one is for you: Paula C

+ I added Snowy to it as well.

I am writing this today because, you, Paula, made a suggestion when I asked about what I could photograph for my blog.  One of your suggestions was Nadia.  I added Snowy our other dog to the mix.

A few words about Paula before I post the pictures.  I have known you for a few years to say the least.  I have met your wonderful family!  There are many things I could say about you.  However, the one thing I would want others to know about you is how amazingly thoughtful you are of others, in spite of your own needs and trials.  You are an inspiration to many.  So... photos for your suggestion!

Snowy loves the snow

Nadia, not so much.  Although she loves being anywhere Snowy is.  So, she'll tolerate it.

Someone pinch me.  Am I dreaming?

Snowy loves a good snow bath

If there had been a hill.  She would have body slid down it.

Rob and his (our) dog, Snowy.

Nadia and me

I can stretch out

All dogs pee.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

My life from A to Z: And

And then there is this...

yes, this just happened!
 When the weather is below zero with wind chills brining it over 20 degrees below, what does one do?  Go get their hair cut... or not.  It's warmer to have longer hair.  I did; however, get my hair cut.  My hair has been past my shoulders at varying lengths for over the past 10 years.  This is what it looks like tonight after a visit to the salon.

I love it!  Although, I will someday grow my hair long again.  If you're contemplating cutting your hair for over six months, I say, go for it.  Hair always grows.