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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Bluebird

Some days you just have to take a chance. 

Last Thursday, when snow in the city cancelled our ski bus (oh the irony, a ski bus cancelled because of snow!) my friend Glen and I decided to brave the icy roads and drive up anyway.


Mt Hood reflected in the lodge window


This was our reward.  Blue skies and a huge dump of light, fluffy powder snow.  The best day of the season so far.  So glad I decided to gamble with the white knuckle drive. 

Of course, the following weekend I wasn't so lucky.  My friends and I drove all the way to Mt Bachelor for the weekend, only to be greeted with a howling blizzard Saturday morning.  Nothing was running but the beginner lifts, and visibility was nil.  No skiing for us.

But of course, you don't know if you don't go.  All you can do is roll the dice.  Sometimes you lose, but once and awhile you get lucky and hit a bluebird day.


23 comments:

  1. ...now that's fabulous! Too much of a good thing isn't so great.

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  2. Sounds like your weather has been as unprictable as ours- like your reflection shot

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  3. What a beautiful picture! Thank you for going ahead and giving it a shot that day. :-)

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  4. I always like the term , "sometimes you get lucky!".

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  5. Glad you hit great weather and snow at Hood. Not so much at Bachelor.
    Great window reflection!

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  6. What a magnificent 'blue bird' day you must have had, if this stunning reflection is any indication.
    Such a shame re Mt Bachelor!

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  7. We've had some bluebird days lately, but we sure could use a dump!

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  8. We have had proper powder snow here for the first time. Too deep for X country skiing though on flat ground and too much effort to wade up slopes. A very unpredictable winter everywhere by the looks of it. Classic mountain profile reflection.

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  9. What a terrific shot!

    You win some, you lose some, it's how you deal with each of those scenarios that makes life interesting!

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  10. Beautiful photo of your favorite ski mountain:)

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  11. That's exactly how I always feel heading out with my camera. Glad one of your trips worked out at least! And I just love that creative reflection shot!

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  12. That's how I feel about my recent hike! The most expensive 60 mile hike ever! Glad I tried though.

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  13. nice reflection and glad you got to go but no skiing....bummer!

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  14. Hi! Nice reflection of the window. I hope you will have many bluebird days in March.

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  15. The ski bus was cancelled? What kind of a ski bus is that?!

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  16. Oh yeah, that is one beautiful view! It hit and miss like that with thrift shops. lol! Walked 18 blocks to one today and did not come away with a treasure. Oh well, good for the body and we found a delicious Mexican restaurant along he way.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  17. Looks like pressing the gamble button paid off. There has been a huge amount of snow in the UK - all in areas I used to live in. Crazy cold!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  18. Great reflection shot

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  19. what a beautiful reflection shot!!

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  20. It can always be an adventure weather ewise on mountains. I'm glad at least one day was perfect for skiing. Love the reflection shot in the window!

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