Tuesday, December 11, 2012

First snowshoe of the winter

Snow covered trees 
born on a hillside overnight
reach toward the pale December sun, 
like a prayer to the wrong god. 
Drop by drop, an existence trickles away 
until the next snowfall rushes across the land.

Northwest Wilderness Group

Shots from a second snowshoe hike the following day:

To understand the size and scope of Mt Hood, note the trees in the lower right hand corner of the second picture.


  1. Beautiful, as always. My brother-in-law spends a lot of time at Mount Hood. Hope to experience it myself one day... what a sight!

  2. I hope you do, too, Emily. It's a pretty special place. Plus, I'd love to see your pictures and writing from visiting.

  3. Nice poem. :)

    Love your mountain pictures - although I think I'll stay home inside, where it's warm...

  4. Stay home?? What do the Corgis think of that? I'm glad you liked my poem.