Like so many things in life, a snow storm can be a mixed blessing.
Coming originally from Mexico, I am always astounded by the quite power of a snow storm.
And I am even more surprised of the beauty of snow covered nature. This past weekend, the snow came in with slow, full force. Fortunately, since last summer, BC Hydro has been busy cutting trees so they don’t fall on the electricity cables. And thanks to this, there was only one short electricity cut in the middle of Saturday night.
We were having a dinner party and in the middle of the storm, around midnight, we decided to visit Eaglenest Sanctuary and see and feel nature close by. It was a superb night spectacle. As usual, the white brilliance of the snow makes even a moonless night quite visible. We visited the sanctuary and the construction site for the new deck around a hot tub that will be the latest amenity added to the Sanctuary.
Next day, once our guests had departed, we went for another visit and a long walk on the plentiful paths around the sanctuary. We ended the walk with a visit to the Sanctuary’s shrines, including paying our respects to the medicine wheel.
We capped a vigorous day of exercise with a hot sauna at the Sanctuary, with the traditional cold shower in the middle of the North garden, totally surrounded by snow.