Making the most of the snow

Deep Winter snow

Deep Winter snow

Well, this year Winter came late, very late, but when it came, it came for real. No half-hearted attempt at it, full on week-long snowstorms, weather to keep children and old people safe indoors, not apt for the faint-hearted. Days for mountain people to get out there and enjoy the blizzard, relish finding your way in near zero visibility, struggle to click into your skis on a summit with an 80 kph wind streaming over you, dance among the trees in the glory of powder, and suffer in the crust and the slush. Winter!

Which way Winter? Cotos, Mirador de la Gitana with half a meter of compacted snow.

Which way Winter? Cotos, Mirador de la Gitana with half a meter of compacted snow.

Winter walk

Winter walk

Winter sports!

Winter sports!

Winter trees

Winter trees

More Winter trees looking down on a Winter valley.

More Winter trees looking down on a Winter valley.

Winter boughs

Winter boughs

Winter mountains

Winter mountains

 

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About coldspringdays

Éireannach is ea mé, i mo chonaí insan Spáinn. Rugadh mé i lár na tuaithe, ar feadh blianta bhí mé ag teitheadh uaithi, i bhfad as an tuath, ach sa deireadh d'fhill mé, ar ais go dtí an tuath.. An Irishman am I, settled in Spain. Born was I in the middle of the country, for years I ran from it, far from the country, but in the end I returned, back to the country..
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