11.2.08

winter


home with a cold and achy body. looks like I may miss this week's waves if the snifles and sore muscles don't relent. it's been almost ten days since I last paddled around and I've been in a foul mood.

...had a wintery day yesterday -lots of wind and snow. the photos were taken last night at around nine thirty after it stopped snowing.



the scenes were magical. even our clothesline out back was covered in a white surgary coating. this is only my second real winter and I am still awed by nature's white blanket each time it covers everything around me.




this photo was taken a couple of weeks ago when the swell was 12 feet at 14 seconds. it was too big and my local choices weren't holding it. paddled out anyway and caught a few bumpy ones.

6 comments:

tres_arboles said...

I love how the sky looks during and after snow falling at night. It appears strangely warm and glowing. And it gets all quiet outside, the cars fluff along muffled outside your house. Those pics remind me of growing up in Connecticut and college in Ohio.

david, seattle

Gazelle said...

I concur. I spent a winter in Truckee, California and we got hammered with storms. I loved that muffled sound and glowing effect. Didn't much care for the pain of the cold, though...

lawless said...

Man, such a world away. The water here is back up to 72. Time to put the fullsuit away until next December...

Although we haven't had much to ride in a while. Sucks having new boards that aren't even waxed yet.

Eric said...

nice wintery glow. as much as i love winter and embrace it, i'm pretty much done with the bitter cold we've been having.
less cold more waves.
peace
e

pushingtide said...

hope winter no get dread down.

nm said...

Beautiful shots.

I haven't surfed (in Oregon) for over two months. I'm beyond bitchy...