But this: it is heaven itself to take what is given, to see what is plain; what the sun lights up willingly; for example - I think this as I reach down, not to pick but merely to touch - the suitability of the field for the daisies, and the daisies for the field. Mary Oliver
Morning y'all, Happy February, the greatest of winter months! It's another beautiful, clear and calm day up top. The high yesterday reached 39 degrees. The overnight low was 29 degrees. It was 35 degrees and clear at 7am observation. The mountain received no new precipitation and there is only about 2 inches of snow remaining up top. It is packed down in most areas, but I would still recommend Microspikes if you intend to reach the summit. Get out and enjoy this beautiful day!
Top photo: Sunset last night. Above: Moonrise (photo credit: GLP)
Yesterday was another in a series of lovely days up top. I love letting the time meander up here. I've been trying hard to focus on recovering well from Mountain Mist so that I can feel myself as soon as possible, while also getting out on microadventures and enjoying the mountain. I hit my first sunset / sunrise of the season with snow on the ground. I'm usually able to do this in December, but such is life... It's still been really wonderful to have a taste of proper winter up top, although it doesn't look like it will be sticking around much longer. The golden sunlight in the trees this morning was doing its' best to make up for any winter 'what could have beens'...