Sunday, December 14, 2008
Like clockwork, as soon as I complained about lack of winter last week, it arrived. The storm moved in Sunday night, and snowed into the lunch hour Monday. About 6" in the valley, and a foot of much-needed white gold at Grand Targhee ski area. By Tuesday afternoon, this was the view from just north of Driggs. We enjoyed four consecutive bluebird days this week, and then another system moved in Friday evening. We are now hunkered down for what looks to be a week of frigid cold temperatures, with highs in the single digits and lows below zero. Did I really wish for this? :-)
Eyes slowly adjust to gray & white days, bodies scramble to find winter coats, and with Christmas just a week away, minds are racing to make final holiday plans. It's been an absolutely crazy year for most of us - economically, politically, emotionally. Because of that, I'm looking forward more than ever to some great family & friend get-togethers in the coming weeks. Ultimately, that's what it's all about.