In Japan, the new year week is celebrated as Golden week.. yezzz one week vacation. Adding up the weekends, a total of jolly 9 days ;) [Well.. am penning this down a bit late!]
When I look back, the schedule seems awful. Daily, I was sleeping till 12.30 or 1.00 till someone else called me up and tell the plan of the day. Then it would be a rush to get ready and then masthiiii.....
Being a female, I thought shopping could never let my spirits down. But, by the end of the vacation, we had covered almost all the malls in the area and I was getting tired of shopping.
Our Target at a distance
See the roads covered in snow
Snow clad homes
The trees with Ice leaves
When we reached Hatchikita, the snow was thick. Earlier, the house-roofs had put on caps.. But here, the whole houses and the parked cars were fully enveloped by snow. Trees were all having branches made of snow :)
The mountains were all snow-clad. We changed to ski dress ‘n boots. Those are damn good ones.. Really protected us from freezing. We reached uphill through the rope way. The view from there is just magnificent. We were encircled by Snow Mountains and the path downwards is also full of snow. We played snow-ball for a long time.. Yeah.. made snow man also . When I used to read Calvin n Archie making snow creatures, I knew it would be soooo fun.. and now it was my turn :)We tried skiing and fell down a record number of times in just 15 minutes. Couple of my friends mastered the knack of skiing very soon. The snow fall was becoming heavy. Could get a handful of fresh snow, direct from heaven in less than 5 minutes. Obviously it tasted good .. ;)
They skii down the mount!!
When the snow-flakes fall.. it is so calm.. No rush at all.. seems like it has all the time in the world to decide where to fall. Itz really different from raindrops. The snowflakes float in air for a long time in a certain state of peace. U'll love watching the snowfall. Especially if you are lying on snow. It brings a peace of mind and drives the haste out of our thoughts. I felt like there is no need to worry about time and space. Just float by yourself..
Snow is really beautiful.. It seems like whiteness stretched to infinity..I admire nature's tricks that water when frozen will be so different.
A really cool experience which I will remember all through my life!!