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Monday, January 10, 2011

My flight over the Arctic Plain

So I flew over my field the other day.
It took me to some magnificent scenery:
glaciers, 
windswept plains, 
a beautiful and brilliant landscape....
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All was well until my ski hit a drift and I came crashing back to earth in a tangle of skis and poles.
And a mouthful of snow.
My winter flight was over.
:)

39 comments:

Miz.November said...

It looks like that here, too. They are expecting us to have up to two foot before it is over with and the local National Guard (my hubby) is on standby. Ick. I'm so sick of snow. How about we take a little tropical vacation? Whatdya say?

texwisgirl said...

LOL!!! You are too cute!

Tiggeriffic said...

Haven't been able to visit my favorite blogs for a couple days... I read your past posts and I love the pic's of the chair outside covered with snow.. Yes, I'll take something hot to drink..
We are suppose to get a measly 5 inches today of snow.. I can tell we are going to get something because the birds at the feeders are very busy..
Have a tiggeriffic day~! ta ta for now from Iowa

Elizabeth Grimes said...

My goodness, beautiful photos! Who would have though that all white could be so intricate? Glad there were no injuries in the crash. :)

Deb said...

pretty photos...looks cold...

Farm Girl said...

Just lovely and to bad about the fall. Really when I ski I should call it more falling than skiing. I also eat lots of snow. :)

Pat Tillett said...

Very funny! Great photos though! And COLD!!!

JODIE said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY FAVORITE SISTER!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
LOVE YOU DAWN-HAVE A SUPER BIRTHDAY!

bon bon said...

these are gorgeous! i imagine you either turned the second image 180º or you bent over and shot between your legs. ;o)

and per jodie's note...have a wonderful birthday!!

vintch said...

:) ha! i love this! you find the beauty in everything, even falling. that's why i love your posts so.

Leah J. Utas said...

Lovely textured shots.

Roundabout said...

Such pretty details in the snow! Great photos!

Out on the prairie said...

It is those sudden stops that makes you start feeling around to make sure all those parts are working.Especially when one is getting older, as Jodie filled us in.Ahhh what's one year, that surely isn't much change.Now decades you do alert to change. Happy Birthday Dawn. Celebrate!!!

Barbie said...

Happy birthday gorgeous lady. I hope you have an exceptionally brilliant day.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

I'm smiling here, don't know if I'm allowed too ^_~
The scenery is amazingly awesome, sweet Dawn!!
Have a happy Monday xxxx Throw a snowball for me xx

Tracy said...

Oh my, the textures are magnificent!!!! glad you landed safely :)

Patrice said...

That's a lot of snow! Oh, my! I am the world's worst when it comes to skiing. I'll leave that to brave souls like you.

Alli said...

Oh no! hahah. I'd be too frustrated I think to ski if I stumbled over myself. :) Looks like you're dealing with some serious snow there! I love the marks the wind has left behind on the snow.

Cat said...

LOL
you funny girl you!
ahhhhhh snow, how I miss thee

love and light

Nancy said...

First, Happy Birthday, my friend. Hope you are having a very joyful and peaceful day.

I need to know how you took those photos while flapping your arms? :)

Eyeliquor said...

Happy Birthday Dawn!
Mine just started (11th january)

ps Capricorns don't ski! ;))

Lynne H. said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!!!

Cute post. I used to ski when I lived in Virginia.. Crashed many times!!!

Please do wave from that plane and enjoy your well deserved vacation!!!!!!

Farmchick said...

I love the look of the drifting snow.

Joe said...

Happy Birthday!!!! I'm feeling bad about complaining about the 2 to 3 inches we're supposed to get after see your snow :).

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I love how you can actually see the drifts. Not just white blobs. Great photos.

Randy said...

Great shots. I hope your birthday was a blast!

Heidi said...

Gorgeous shots of the white brilliance!...Stay warm!

sassyshoediary said...

How funny! I love your posts! Is it your birthday?! Happy birthday!!!!!

darlin said...

Happy birthday Dawn, I didn't check if the card was delivered via FB but if not well here ya are, want me to sing Happy Birthday now? I didn't think so... WHEW! lol

Fantastic shots! You made me chuckle, here I thought that you went up in a plane, something like the one that Herb has out at the farm but nope, the skis got ya! Sounds just like something I'd do. lol

Hilary said...

Very cool. I love the lines and textures.

Allison said...

You flew as in you were taking pictures while jumping off a cliff on your skis? Goodness!!

Judy said...

Well first off Happy Birthday! I love the pictures. I say; winter makes for some beautiful photos. I can just imagine that happening :)

Jayne said...

A belated Happy Birthday Dawn!
OK, I'll have to admit that the mere thought of strapping on skis and trying to get downhill strikes fear in me! I am a real chicken when it comes to feeling that I can't control my feet. You GO GIRL!

Hope said...

amazing shot's! some of those pics. remind me of the meringue on a lemon pie. mmm..must be hungry.

hope you didn't injure yourself.
great post!

Rebecca Everett said...

Oh no! Hope you are okay. You got some amazing photos during your trip though.

Gerreke said...

Wow Dawn, beautiful!

Lynette said...

This is the reason I love to come back to your blog again and again. I love your sense of humour!

Country Mouse Studio said...

If it's your birthday, then Happy Birthday hope you have a wonderful year! Love the snowdrifts

Carmi said...

I've often felt that skiing is very much like flying. You sail effortlessly over the snow, feeling gravity take you across the landscape. Sometimes, I feel if I grew wings I could simply take off. Awesome series of shots from a delightfully Canadian winter!

Sorry I missed your birthday way back when, Dawn. I have NO manners!