There is a tonic strength, in the hour of sorrow and affliction, in escaping from the world and society and getting back to the simple duties and interests we have slighted and forgotten. Our world grows smaller, but it grows dearer and greater. Simple things have a new charm for us, and we suddenly realize that we have been renouncing all that is greatest and best, in our pursuit of some phantom. William George Jordan
It was a bit nasty out yesterday. The clouds were persistent up top. The high crept up to 41, but dropped all day after about 11am. There was .30" of rain. There will be a cold front passing through today. It was only 6 at observation. Be prepared for some bitter windchills!
I hiked down Rainbow for a few miles yesterday. It felt necessary to savor the green rhododendron, as I'm not sure I'll see too many without frost in the coming months. The transition from harsh, high 30's rain up top to increasingly more gentle conditions as I lost elevation was tender as always. It was a kiss of spring in the midst of winter.
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