Sunday, February 24, 2008

Snowshoeing at Night


Last night friends came over for dinner, and then we all bundled up and went over to the lake to snowshoe. The moon was just rising (no, this isn't my picture unfortunately) and the snow on the lake was pristine, only broken up with some ski tracks from earlier in the day. There was a light fog rising over the lake, glowing from the moon light. We had taken headlights, but all turned them off as the moon gave off enough light to see everything. The fog was eerie but light - the snow was perfect for snowshoes and the night was cold but not unbearably so. Perfect.
Came home to Dessert and Brandy in front of the fire. What could be better?

10 comments:

Forever Young said...

snowshoe? never heard of it, imagine you all dancing round on the snow, skidding adn jumping, falling and disappearing, with huge big snow shoes on your feet...must investigate this 'snowshoe' thingie!

ksklein said...

the pic is phantastic. love it.

i have never tried snow-shoeing yet. and coming home to dessert and brandy sounds great.

Fern said...

snow-shoeing in the dark foggy snowy moon light..crunch crunch crunch and then smoooooth steamed brandy...like a Postcard from New England.

Mim said...

Snowshoeing is the best. No real skill needed except staying upright, and the ability to walk. It was like a postcard....

ElizT said...

What a great way to entertain.

Debra Kay said...

In Oklahoma, people occaisonally try to snowshoe with old badmitton raquets tied to their shoes. I may have done that myself. It doesn't work well, but, hey, there's SNOW, we have to try to ride it somehow. I was a big fan of the cardboard box sled-most of our snow is really ice anyway, and you are already clost to the ground in cases of a spill.

Debra Kay said...

I just typed clost instead of close. I am really ill.

human being said...

A very poetic description. I could imagine myself there... feeling the cold and seeing the beauty.

Thanks for sharing this with us.

Teri C said...

What a gorgeous gorgeous view.

Michele said...

Sounds like a perfect evening.