50 WORDS FOR SNOW

Today’s Word: Powder I have a friend who grew up in Chicago. She moved to California in the 70’s because in her words, “I never wanted to see snow again.”  Yet the mountains never seemed to stop their persistent beckoning and eventually she made her home here in Graeagle.  She explained her change of heart…

It’s Winter Somewhere

    As I ponder the scene from My Front Porch I could easily believe that I have somehow time travelled to a day in mid May.  I double check my calendar to assure myself that I am indeed still navigating the winter landscape of February, minus the winter coat as temperatures are forecast to…

Eureka!

With our first measurable snowfall of the season this past weekend, all eyes naturally turn upward toward the majestic silhouette of Eureka Peak. Aside from its natural beauty, Eureka Peak is something of an emblem for Graeagle as it can be said that in our earliest recollections, this is where it all started. In 1851…

Santa’s Secret

So many things have changed since 1947 when little Natalie Wood learned first hand about the wonderful Christmas custom known as suspension of disbelief. Six decades later almost anything is believable, it’s a function of viral videos and who gets the most airtime.  For eleven months of the year we are bombarded with newscasts, documentaries and…

What Do You Do When It Snows?

It’s official! Our first snow is on the ground…and sticking…with more on the way. Speaking for myself (and I always do), the first snowfall always brings out the kid in me. I have lived in snow country my entire life and I still feel that burst of energy that comes with first snow. Here are…