Friday, 28 September 2007

Skiing in the Pyrenees


You'll never believe it, and indeed you probably wouldn't if I hadn't taken this very shot an hour ago hanging out of the bedroom window but there is snow on the Pyrenees. Enough for skiing in the Pyrenees I shouldn't wonder. I would have posted it up sooner but you know I'm still busy learning this cropping, resizing malarkey with something called IrfanView so that when you send photographs the image of a red cat looking splattered appears in the corner. Oh I don't know, I'm going slightly off the ski slope.

Anyway I wake up this morning,(good start) open the shutters with a flourish and flinging back my head sing out to the early dawn 'oh what a beautiful morning, oh what a beautiful day, I've got a wonderful feeling, everythings going my way'.....and so on and so forth as all of you should do every day. Because the air has a definite nip which sends me reeling backwards I peer further afield and onto the horizon. There in front of me in all their splendid glory lie the Pyrenees only they are covered in snow. And it's not just the tops either, it really does look as though someone has poured oodles of gooey icing sugar all over them in the night.

And suddenly visions of snow suits, ski's, woolly hat's, mittens, for hill skiing, cross country skiing,tobogganing and sledging, country snow hiking for the very fit appear. We are lucky enough to be a mere 1 hour from the nearest ski slopes of Mont d'Holmes and Ax-Les-Thermes, I like a visit to the natural spa thermal baths myself, and further afield we have the well known resort of Andorra, a haven also for tax free goods.

'Come on' I shout (regular readers will recognise this well worn phrase) let's get going to play in some snow' up in the Pyrenees.

His Lordship is gently frying some thinly cured bacon ready to be slapped between a chunk of the fresh baguette I sent him out for looks at me wearily. 'You ordered me out last night in the pitch black to pull over the pool cover' he reminds me. 'This weekends forecast is for beautiful hot weather'

Are any of you remotely surprised that some days I feel completely topsy turvy ?

21 comments:

Westerwitch/Headmistress said...

LOVE the snow - also love your view . . .I'm on my way to come and play in the snow . . . .

'Deck the halls with boughs of something tralalalalalallllalalalalaLAAAAAAA'

Casdok said...

I to love the snow. WW i'll race you over there!

Suffolkmum said...

Wow - what a picture! Kind of lifts the spirits, weirdly, even though it's all about winter.

Faith said...

Amazing view you have.

Elizabethd said...

When we lived in the Gironde we could, just, see the Pyrenees on a very good day!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Wow! That picture is gorgeous.

Crystal xx

snailbeachshepherdess said...

lovely picture ...but please keep the white stuff down there ...I absolutely hate it...i'm a summer animal so I think hibernation is beckoning

Posie Rosie said...

Beautiful view, beautiful weather here too, but no snow on the Paps, good job little brown dog's dog was not around, he's partial to bacon!

merry weather said...

Goodness, what a beautiful view - sounds a lovely life you have there, sigh...

Lee said...

Enjoyed reding the blog, chez toi is a bit bigger than tiny Quelebu but of course I wouldn't swap! Do you mind if I add a link to your blog on mine? (Pyrenees adventure)

Lee

CAMILLA said...

I love the Snow, and what a beautiful picture, wonderful views.

Camilla.x

Pondside said...

Ahhhhhh - gorgeous! If I could hope on the famous Ryan Air (sp?) I'd be there in a minute. All of you in the UK are so lucky - it's within the realm of the possible for you!

Clare said...

Merci pour votre visit à chez moi.

I too sent DH out to put the pool cover on the other night and woke up the next morning to freezing cold, wet, drippy fog! So much for hoping the summer was going to last until the end of September. There is a definite brrrrrrrr in the mornings.

ChrisH said...

Yes, I agree with Suffolkmum, it does lift the spirits. Enjoy playing in the snow (I'm now longing for a bacon baguette, too!).

Sally's Chateau said...

Lee, I would be delighted for you to add a link, anyone who enjoys seeing snow on mountains should go and visit Lee's blog.

mutleythedog said...

I have recently taken up snowboarding Ms Chateau - perhaps I could visit you in the Pyrenees? What country/continent are they in?

LittleBrownDog said...

Wow - I'm definitely planning a visit!

LBD x

Sally's Chateau said...

mutleythedog, methinks you are jesting from Bridport !

muddyboots said...

cricks sally, that's a blurdey good picture, put it on your web site quick!!

Tattie Weasle said...

Great picture - wish I could get the hang of mine - still trying to work out the camera....oh well....I'll get there in the end!

annakarenin said...

Well aware of the tax free benefits of Andorra. My parents used to hide all the duty free under our sleeping bags in the back seat. Homeward journeys always were a bit of a squeeze.

We have foregone a summer hol this year for skiing but will have to wait till April when the youngest will be old enough to go into ski-school. Ironically he is already bigger than any three year old that I know. Just hoping the snow is good at that time as would rather go January a nice little mid winter pick me up.