Like so many other bloggers before me I think I’ve reached a “plateau” in my blogging. I do think about it daily, but can’t seem to find the time nor the inspiration to actually sit down at the computer to write something interesting. It’s almost as if I had no more stories to tell. It saddens me. All day I thought of topics, but today was a real lounge-day for me. I got up late, very late actually, and started my day very slowly. I felt like crap. Yesterday I sneezed so much and blew my nose so often, that today my ribs hurt. I think I broke my cold though. All that sleep was what my body needed. Did I tell you how much I love my current husband? I do. He’s such a loving and good care-giving man. One of my comfort food is Hot & Sour Soup. Since we now live walking distance from Chinatown, Hubby went for a walk this afternoon and brought me back some soup with Orange Beef (one of my favourites). He’s such a good husband. He loves me and takes care of me when I’m sick. What more can a gal ask for, really?
Here are some of the pictures we took while snow shoeing on Monday in Val-David, QC. We went to a nice place where the trails were well indicated, the weather wasn’t too cold and since it was Monday there was nobody around. We enjoyed those trails a lot; some parts were quite steep and worked the old ticker, but that’s the fun of it all.
This picture, right, was taken by Hubby on top of Mt-Condor. You can see the forzen lakes below, and some of the snow.
A nice scenic area with a little heated refuge. I went in to change. Since my surgery last year, or my “insta-pause” as Hubby calls it, I’ve been having some serious trouble finding the right clothing to wear while snowshoeing. Pre-surgery I would sweat a lot, I always did as soon as I did anything physical, but now I’m soaking wet. I’ve tried many different things, like layering, etc., to no avail. I even changed my jacket! I’m still sweating bullets. It’s making me mad because I’m starting to dislike doing anything physical because of it. Because I sweat so much I get wet and then I freeze. I’m not comfortable, and often I’ll stop on the trail to either add or remove a layer.
Hubby took this picture of me, in front of the little refuge, as I was putting my snowshoes back on. Notice the pic-nic table stucked in snow? There's been lots of snow...
Along the trail, I saw this sign, which was a good thing at this point in time. Hubby was ahead of me on the trail (behind the tree).
When I saw this little cabin, I decided that my “urge” wasn’t so urgent after all. I could hold it a little longer. I just had to take a picture of it though. It was so cute, alone, in the middle of the forest… Cute but not inviting enough for me to go in!
As we made our way back down, we saw a few walls of ice. I’ve always been fascinated with those rock walls covered with ice. As soon as we leave the city heading north, you can see that some of our roads have been carved out of the rock and in winter those rock walls are often covered with ice.
In the summer there's the possibility to do some rock-climbing there. As we walked around I had notice a "P" in a circle like a "parking" sign, but soon realised that it actually meant P as in "paroi" (rock face). Where I took this picture we could hear the sound of water running (which didn't do any good to my need to go) as some of it was melting.
I just can’t help to think how amazing it must be to see a glacier. One day I’d love to go somewhere where we can see and feel the power of ice, one day which should be soon… Because if we listen to all those reports before long there won’t be any glacier left…
But then again, this year in Québec, I don't think many of us are believing this "global warming" effect, since this is the most snow we've seen since the 70s... I just can't help to think that spring will be messy and that we'll have lots of mosquitoes in the summer...
One thing for sure, despite having a good time snowshoeing, I can't wait for the time where I'll be able to walk around in flip-flops and wear shorts! And they're still announcing more snow! Argh!