I don't often see sunrise. Our best window views at home are to the south and west. I'm also preoccupied at dawn getting ready for work. But every winter, we head to the scenic Methow Valley on the eastern slopes of Washington's North Cascades. It was on one of those visits that I witnessed this... Continue Reading →
It started on the afternoon of Christmas Eve. I was speaking with a friend on the phone when I noticed that it had started to flurry outside. Soon the flurries were genuine snowflakes. I quickly wrapped up my phone conversation and stepped outside. Snow! I felt giddy. Would we have that rarest of events--a white Christmas in... Continue Reading →
The seasons collided today in Seattle. Fall met winter on this blustery, in-between day as autumn leaves got pelted by snow and rain. The unsettled weather made for a great urban walkabout and I captured a snippet of it in this Instagram video.
After a busy week of work, I escaped the urban hubbub for a quiet afternoon ski in the mountains. Winter wonderland! Or so I thought. Yes, there was still plenty of snow and clouds clung to the surrounding peaks. But there were small, but vivid, signs that winter had given notice to vacate and spring... Continue Reading →
We hightailed it to the Methow Valley last weekend for a few days of skiing. What fun it was! We spent our first day alpine skiing at low key and family-friendly Loup Loup Ski Bowl. The only chair lift leisurely carried us to the top of Little Buck Mountain and, on this day, above the... Continue Reading →