Tuesday, December 9, 2008

First Ski

Boot Cam.

This evening, Clara and I went out for a sunset ski, my first time on skis since before I was felled with a herniated disk in my neck on January 20. We were on the trail a few minutes before sunset. The sky above the prairie was the tenderest baby pink and blue. The prairie grasses, tall above the three or four inches of fresh snow, seemed to hold onto the light and glow palest gold. Above it all floated the cold, waxing moon.


Christopher Tassava said...

That sounds fantastic! If the clouds stay away, I should have myself a moonlit ski in the morning.

Where did you ski, 'xactly? I haven't yet hit the Arb, but tomorrow night might be the night...

Shan said...

Boot cam! I love it!

We have extraordinarily beautiful skies and moons around here, don't we?! Almost every day I admire the sunset, sunrise, clouds, or all of the above!

Christopher Tassava said...

For the nights when the moon's not quite so bright, the current version of the headlamp I use. Well worth the cost. I skied and ran 100 hours or more last winter/spring on one set of batteries. Throws enough light for any night. (Clara and I talked a bit about this the other day.)

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