#SundayStills – Monthly Color Challenge #White #Snow

I’ll admit that I didn’t have any post ready for today as I usually write my posts the night before.

I got my booster shot on Friday and I don’t know whether it was the side effects from the medication or shot but I was completely out of commission yesterday.

I was vomiting, feverish, light-headed, drowsy, and walking like someone who’s had a glass too much wine – almost simultaneously – all because mom said I should not take Ibuprofen for fever. Instead, I took the only other pain medication I got – Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen. I finally took a strong Ibuprofen later in the evening and woke up this morning feeling fine for the first time in 24 hours.

Anyway, when I think of the color white, I think of snow. I’m a fan of any good snow scene even those that require a bit of an effort to get to them. Like this picture. 2021 was a dry year for the intermountain west region, so I figured there wouldn’t be much snow or ice on the trail. Boy, was I wrong.

The snow on the trail was slushy in parts while powdery in others as well as they were ankle-deep. Worst of all, there were air-pockets everywhere. One false move and you can fall into one.

I have never hiked in snow and no one bothered to tell me about air pockets until I fell into one. It took all of my limited upper body strength to hoist and crawl out of that hole, by which had zapped most of my strength. I lie there in the snow to catch my breath for a minute before telling the hiking group leader, who was watching me from a few hundred yards away, to leave me and move on. I’m giving up on the hike and turning back.

Then I was alone in the woods with beautiful scenery and potential wildlife. Sure, I was scared but at the same time, I felt peaceful and serene.

Sunday Stills

7 thoughts on “#SundayStills – Monthly Color Challenge #White #Snow

  1. My comment didn’t go through (my internet gives me trouble)…glad to read you’re feeling better and just a note to remind you that you can link posts to Sunday Stills all week, not just Sundays! Your winter scenes are gorgeous and glad you got to walk in nature the last time you were out!

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  2. You might want to think twice before getting another booster if they are still pushing them when you would be eligible again. I’m glad you are feeling better. I know I will sound like someone’s mother, but instead think of me as someone who has done a lot of hiking. Unless you could see the trailhead from where you fell, you should NOT have been left alone to find your way back. You should have gone on with the group or someone should have stayed behind with you. Too many things can go wrong on the trail in the snow.

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    1. No one’s pushing anyone to get boosters, at least not that I’ve heard of. It was purely my decision to get it.
      I did go with a group of 10+ hikers but I couldn’t keep up with them and by the time I fell, they were nowhere to be seen. I was also less than 0.5 miles from the trailhead.

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