Yes, we went snowshoeing again - rather than going to Hawaii - and taking some inspiration from Wayfarer Scientista, I'm just going to post a few pictures. Her recent photo was one of serenity and peacefulness, of snow, water, trees, and mountains; mine are of snow, ice, trees, and mountains. The common theme of these pictures is snow, which is nice and cold. Cold is good for chilling out, in case you ever need to do that.
Aspen tree shadows on sparkly snow.
Mountain mahogany branches, weighed down by snow. When these snow masses are higher in the bushes and trees, we call them "tree clouds," a local term invented very recently. Be careful, tree clouds can fall on you!
Tiny icicles, often seen dripping from tree clouds and other snow masses.
A scenic view of sunlit bushes, evergreen trees, and a snowy mountainside as seen across shadowed snow.
A small aspen grove beyond a bower formed of mostly of mountain mahogany branches.
Sunlit aspen trees hiding amongst the shadows. Note the small, bright tree cloud.
The mountain on one side of the canyon, with an avalanche chute towards the left and some wrinkled snow near the top.
Unusual snow textures on the mountain. I wouldn't want to be up there; it all looks a little unstable.
But not so, here on the ground, where we mush uphill, slowly onward. Snow drifts were deep; fortunately, someone I know - who was snowshoeing with me, there up ahead - had made a path about a week earlier.