a hopeful sign this morning. For the first day there was the faintest break in cloud cover on the furthest eastern horizon. I still haven't seen the sun in 2010, but it was an improvement.
Yesterday's load of wet snow crusted over with ice made for challenging skiing. Fortunately I left my camera behind today. It might have taken a hit one of the times that I collapsed in ungraceful and weirdly angular positions. Getting back to my feet felt a bit like the first, futile attempt of a newborn colt to stand. If you ever feel your ego is getting overlarge, just go out for a trek on cross-country skis on deep, ice-crusted snow. Sure fire cure.