Friday, November 27, 2009

pray for.....

Late in the afternoon, the ticket windows are closed at Mt Bachelor Ski Resort near Bend, Oregon. Earlier in the day this spot was filled with excited skiers and snowboarders, planning day-filled adventure with much bravado. Now the crowds have gone, and a strange peace descends on the mountain and its surroundings, reminiscent of an empty playground without children. In the above photo with its sparse, and random collection of snowboards, skis and poles, we see the leftovers of the morning celebration. Under the equipment racks the snow is packed down hard from the trampling of colorful boots . The morning prayer includes thoughts that tomorrow there will be new snow. A new caravan of novitiates will then caravan to this white world to be infused by its glory. Please note my newest post on Lee's Amizade Adventure.

4 comments:

cieldequimper said...

I wish I could ski.

Jacob said...

Reminds me of the feeling I had when a teacher - when the students left the building...an eerie kind of silence which I knew would be broken by raucous, head-banging din the next day.

A fine photo that captures the mood perfectly, Lee.

Small City Scenes said...

Looks like the ski slopes out this way.
An eerie calm. MB

tapirgal said...

It's evocative. We all want to do something - whether it's go out and ski, or stay in and drink something warm.