Panier of Plenty

Let there be snow

Snow crystals

Snow crystals

Banks of a mountain stream

Banks of a mountain stream

Tree trunk in forest

Tree trunk in forest

Growing up in the Southern Hemisphere, Christmas was always a
little confusing… snowflakes and reindeer, the cake dusted in
white, with Father Christmas on skis some years, and Summer
all the while.

Tucked away in a shed behind the vegetable garden, with jasmine
creeping in between the dry wooden boards, I discovered my
Grandmother’s snow globe and used to love stirring this magical
world. Now, as I find myself transported to this place, the season
means snow and ‘taking to the slopes’, as traditions dictate.

Far from basking on a beach, I am now shrouded in fur-lined comfort,
well prepared for the elements that Spell winter…

A fresh dusting overnight

A fresh dusting overnight

Porté Puymorens Ski Station

Porté Puymorens Ski Station

View from chairlift

View from chairlift

View from piste

View from piste

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This entry was published on January 3, 2013 at 11:36 am. It’s filed under Adventure, Country Living, Environment, Europe, Expat, Forest, France, French Culture, Holiday, Landscape, Languedoc Roussillon, Leisure, Life, Lifestyle, Nature, Photography, Pyrénées, Seasons, Skiing, South of France, Sport, Tourism, Travel, Vacance and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

3 thoughts on “Let there be snow

  1. I like the few flakes more than the total white-out.
    That’s the Aussie in me.

  2. mesarapugs on said:

    Lovely and cool and what a huge dusting! Send some froid please! x

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