The snow in Hirafu is melting. Green is peeping through the spongey, sodden earth. There are signs of bamboo shoots, dripping roofs and new birds in the trees. It is spring and these are the signs of another ski season ending. Not all endings are so obvious.
Category archive: Lifestyle
When people talk lifestyles, the accompanying pictures often have deck chairs – but also palm trees, poolside waiters and drinks with cocktail umbrellas propped in the top. This photo, taken outside a restaurant in Telluride CO, was not posed. There were others occupied by skiers taking in some sunshine, but the waiters and exotic drinks were absent. So, you will notice, were the crowds. It was a gorgeous day and I think the closest run was called “see forever” which aptly fits this view.
Festivals of ice, snow and lights are part of winter festivities in Hokkaido. In Otaru’s program of events was an unusual World Championship. I went along.
We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community… Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.
~ Cesar Chavez
Can you accept a compliment? Are you comfortable with acknowledgement and praise? Not everyone is. Some people feel very uncomfortable when they are complimented – even though it is generally well-meant and positive. Why is this and what can you do about it?