Monday, January 31, 2011

Hike #2


The air was cool on the day of the hike but as we climbed higher it became crisp and cold. As air became thinner in the higher elevation and colder it got you felt more alive with every breath. Maybe not for this tree lying in the snow. It did however look like it was reaching for the sunlight.

30 comments:

Allison said...

The clarity of this picture makes my lungs freeze with the thought of the crisp air going in and out. Such sunlight on the snow, too!

Eyeliquor said...

Work that body :)
I like that screen of shades!
Have a fabulous new week Randy :)

Olivier said...

le soleil donne de belles ombres sur la neige

VP said...

I didn't get the snow at first, that's a lucky tree!

Traveling Hawk said...

The melted snow shows that spring is not far....

marty said...

it was cold but really beautiful !
the sun, snow and shadows ! I love
that place !
Wish you a nice week Randy
bisous

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Well seen. Glad there is fresh air where you are !

Kathy said...

I once lived in Flagstaff (right at7,000 elevation) and I remember that rush of adrenaline when you first stepped out on a winter's morning in the thin mountain air.

Jacob said...

I love hiking in the mountains, although it isn't as easy now as it used to be. Might be due to the aging process. :-)

Love the shot, with the tree sticking out of the snow...as you say, maybe reaching for the sun!

Sharon said...

Love all the shadows on that patch of snow.

Lúcia said...

Beautiful shadows Randy!
Have a good Monday! ;-)

Tracy said...

Lovely photo, Randy. I love the shadows on the snow.

Cezar and Léia said...

Wow it's beautiful!Impressive shadows in this picture!
hugs and a nice week,
Léia

Johnny said...

Bonito contraste las sombras sobre la nieve¡¡¡
Buena semana

Tommy Andre Nekkoy said...

it looks like spring is just around the corner?

Irredento Urbanita said...

Plants will always look for sun light to survive. Winter shadows.

Regards

Valery

[Barcelona Daily Photo]

Luis Gomez said...

Nice shot Randy!

Magpie said...

Isn't it amazing how close the colors blue and white really are? The shadows on the snow are wonderful. I think I would be reaching for the sun also.

magda said...

I really like stretching out a hand to the sun, wonderful photo Randy !!!

JM said...

Great shadows on the snow, lovely!

Youth_in_Asia said...

I like your hiking photos. Looks beautiful. There's nothing like that crisp, clean air in your lungs.

Halcyon said...

I love the shadows on the snow. Very pretty photo.

MaCoBra said...

Still snow.. wow

cieldequimper said...

I wonder if it'll pull through.

Thank you for your lovely comment today! :-)

Carola said...

"...you felt more alive with every breath."
That's it. No better words to describe this great feelings on a hike.

RedPat said...

Hiking on a sunny day like that - must have been fabulous! Love the shadows.

becky said...

It's going to be looking a lot more snowy in the next couple of days~ can't wait!

Farmchick said...

Crisp winter air can be so refreshing.

T. Becque said...

You're making me think of doing a hike next weekend!

yas said...

Great shot! Shadows on snow is wonderful.