I admit it – I forgot it was Wednesday, and time for a Vignette. I had too much fun last night – I went night-skiing with a friend. There were 10″ of new, white, fluffy snow, and wide, open slopes with temperatures hovering just enough under freezing so that it wasn’t wet. It was wonderful!
We took a couple of breaks in the old Warming Hut mid-mountain. It features a big fireplace to dry out in front of, a bar in which to get wet again, rustic tables, chairs and benches to hang out, and a resident cat named Callie. The walls are adorned with photographs of skiers from the Hut’s early days in the late 30’s and 40’s, and other mountain memento. It is too cozy for words.
Meanwhile, in the garden, the rhubarb is peeking up through the wet, cold soil, as are daffodils and crocus. The signs are promising, but also give me leave to spend my free time skiing – for as long as weather conditions allow. Spring is not quite here yet, but the battle between the seasons has certainly begun. And, as always, we know who will win in the end. It’s just a matter of time 🙂