Monday, January 25, 2010

Sugar / sweet


solo post - L, Canon video stills

Sorry I haven't visited you in a few days but as you can see I haven't been home, in Atlanta. I've been to the top Sugar Mountain, NC and down, several times - 13 hrs on skis, no rain, warm feet, 15 runs on the slopes, 17 trails, 2 falls, no wipe outs - sweet. Success. I was worried my older body would feel it. It's been 13 years since I last skied but after the first run down it didn't seem like it had been but a couple. That exhilarating feeling was not foreign to me - the wind against my face, the fresh air, the soft powdery snow underneath my skis gliding so smooth, the rhythm of swishing back and forth, and the rush of speed when you finally feel confident to point the skis straight ahead.
The weather was perfect - temperatures cold but comfortable, the glare of the sun just under the clouds, very slight winds, and no rain! It was wonderful! This old body is doing ok. I'm ready to go back.

9 comments:

ELK said...

so great to see you there...glad no broken anything!!

Char said...

oh fantastic - so glad you had a great time.

S. Etole said...

looks like a good refreshing ...

Gayle said...

That is great!

Jewels said...

I was just wondering where you were! Young at heart!!!

beth said...

wow....I'm so impressed !

I tried skiing once, in my late teens and failed terribly and never went back.....

lucky you to love doing this.....

smith kaich jones said...

You look like you are having a blast! What fun!

:) Debi

onesilentwinter said...

i love these pictures such wonderful feel to them

Relyn said...

You look great in that hat! Really great!

footnote

The photos on the left are taken by me, Leslye, the mother. The photos on the right are taken by my daughter, Taylor – unless otherwise noted. Comments are always welcome. thanks
If you care to visit, I, Leslye, have another blog - AutumnSun where I ramble around different paths and pleasures of my own.