Frozen Heights of Bitterness
Snow finally came to Breckenridge this week after weeks of warmth, worry and woe as to what the season might hold for anyone keen enough to board a plank or two to feel that thrill of crisp exhilaration smack the face and burn through the chilly breeze on the way down a slope. Careful what you wish for! Mountain peaks disappeared under heavy snow clouds. The thermometer dropped to ZERO - Fahrenheit and didn't hover too far ahead from that through the day. Throw in a decent wind chill factor and exhilaration turned to exfoliation of any exposed flesh. And no-one complains because this is proper weather out the in high mountain country at this time of year. Just in time for the Dew Tour which runs from Dec 13 - 16 which should be great fun. I can say that as a spectator, albeit one who has already left town and will be watching on either TV or Live Stream in absolute awe of the crazy heights these people reach. Keep warm, or cool, wherever you happen to be! (I have at last discovered the warming ways of whiskey. This is a good thing, isn't it?)
How excellent! You took what you learned from street photography and applied it here !!! How very cool.
And you should also try some southern comfort if you want to warm up properly. 😉
Thanks Derrick, so cool! (I do have archive shots from Spring Break in the snow when the sun was shining and the bikinis hit the slopes!) As for the whiskey from Kentucky, is that southern enough? Definitely a comfort!
Well…. Kentucky was always kinda wishy washy when it comes to north and south…. but for your purposes it’s probably ok. 😉
some 40 years ago, i lived in calgary for a year… hot chocolate with whiskey, that did the trick 🙂
Olive this sounds so good! Love to hear more about your adventures in Calgary, what with bitter winters there and the Stampede!
Wonderful shots, Patti! Yes, whiskey is a good thing – single malts from the Scottish Isles are particularly good things.
Working my way up to the single malts Richard!
“They closed their eyes to shame when they opened their hearts to the slippery slopes of snow.” It looks Patti like so much fun!
They thought they could fly, but who knew how high!
Oh Patti we could go on with this for days but that would only lead us into a maze.
Days? We could do this forever!
I’m envious!! These are wonderful images and make spur on my longing for snow. Here in Ohio we’ve only had a few flurries. I love these winter scenes. And yes – the warming ways of whiskey….. I get a little buzz just thinking about it. 🙂
Hope you get to enjoy some snow in Ohio soon Terry and here’s to keeping warm with whisky!
Wonderful shots. Of course in a very cold climate. Please a Jwalker on rocks. 😉
Your turn now Carlos to enjoy being warm where you are! Cheers to whatever is on the rocks!
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You are very kind, thank you Eric!
🙂 You are so very welcome, Patti!
Patti, what are you doing in that Godforsaken place? Time away from urban areas is nice but going into the teeth of winter? I visited Colorado a bunch of years back but went in the summer. Mountains were nice and green and the temp was in the eighties. Nice photos though. Got the new Paloma Faith CD. Got to relisten fell asleep two tracks in. Tonight she’s teamed up with Tift Merritt.
What am I doing there? That’s a long story for another time . . . but I have to tell you that sometimes the slopes are as urban as any city streets! I take it you’re not tempted to visit the winter wonderland?
As for Paloma, I think it is so comforting that she put you to sleep, she does have a lovely/great voice!
what brilliant clicks – spoken from the warmth of house which has a new boiler that is working well. am glad it was you clicking, and not me. but i am sure that a good time was had by all!
A new boiler . . . does this mean there was drama with the old one? Good to hear all is warm and cozy where you are Kris!
You should try the warming ways of pear brandy! Also hot chocolate with peppermint Schnappes.
Pear brandy, hot choc and peppermint Schnappes now all on the list!!!
That will keep you warm and happy!
Mmmm I’m tasting that cold and the whiskey fire…
Cheers Cath and thank you for your company!
can feel the cold 🙂
Sorry about that Joshi . . .
Drambuie for me.
Now that’s warm!
I was just about to tell go on about how your photos were inspiring me to learn how to snowboard (which I’ve always secretly wanted to do)… and then I got to the last one and remembered why I probably don’t! It’s a beautiful view, but probably one left to braver photographers (as yourself)!
Stay warm, Ms. K! Anything below zero starts to feel pretty cold! I’m originally from ND and I still never got used to it!
Now that your secret is out . . . . go for it SiG, you would love it! Don’t let that last shot put you off – it’s not often you go down the mountain on the chair lift but I don’t like skiing with my camera, not in that weather anyway. As for ND, I am trying t forget what the Coen brothers did in that frozen tundra up there. Poor Steve Buscemi and the wood chipper . . . even if it was in Minneapolis. Hope you have enjoyed the tropical warmth of southern climes since leaving ND and that you get on a snowboard soon!
…love the mistiness of these photographs, Patti
whisky smishky, black rum bottled in jamaica is the cure of all things cold …. howareya pk?
All suggestions welcome, thank you Pete! How’s the sleuthing? Careful of the cuckoo . . .
Y’all can have your whiskeys and scotch. Grand Marnier Cognac is the sweet elixir of life! Great photos. Patti!
We are getting quite a good collection to the bar here!
We’re wishing for the same here. The big storms have been passing us by. This cross-country skiing through tall grass is getting a bit silly. Great photos, Patti.
Thank you Susan! I am way behind with comments but have you had good snowfall yet where you are? Breck is getting some wonderful powder now!
Hope you enjoyed Christmas and all best wishes to you for a Happy New Year!
discovered the warming ways of whiskey… – my cat wouldn’t like to be there!
A warm cat is a happy cat!
I wish there is something like this close to Texas. I have never seen one but looking at the pictures, I bet it is thrilling, fun and just awesome! Amazing images!!!
It is all so different to your exotic beach scenes isn’t it IT! I wonder what your son would make of the cold and the snow after all the sand and surf so far? Hope you get to enjoy a mountain adventure soon!
Beautiful, snowy images, Patti.
Thank you so much Karen!
Great pictures; I especially like the 2nd, 4th, 5th & last – a world I don’t get to at all, so thanks!
Beautiful Shot Patti , Great activity you have there wow 🙂
I prefer brandy for warmth, with lime and a drop of honey……perhaps a dash of pepper even! Fab shots Patti, I wouldn’t survive the cold though, would need barrels of the stuff 😀