Two weekends back it rained pretty much all weekend here in Irvine which means it pretty much dumped up in the mountains nearby. In fact it dumped to the tune of about 2 feet (60cm for my buds back in Japan following my photostream).
The following Monday morning I aptly walked next door to inform our neighbors that we were going to be driving our children to school, as we generally always walk together as families. Our neighbors know that there are only *two* reasons as to why we'd not walk the kids to school: one being rain, and the other being powder ;-) Given that it was a bright bluebird Monday morning, my neighbor immediately knew which of the two reasons it was!
We went to a new ski field (for us) called Mountain High which is a very convenient 1.5 hours (door-to-chair!) away from where we live.
Granted that even with 2ft (60cm) it wasn't Niseko-powder, it was still awesome enough knowing that we had just dropped the kids off at school and would be back home in time to pick them up.
Non-HDR shot taken of Chizuko's goggles reflecting back on me and my ever-so-super-trusty-point-n-shoot Lumix at the bottom of the Mountain High ski field just outside of the greater Los Angeles basin.
***What I find most interesting with these reflective mirror shots is that I can sometimes get focus on the subject I'm reflecting off of and the content in the reflection. View ORIGINAL size to see what I mean, as you'll see that Chizuko's goggles are in focus as are the objects in the background reflected off her lens.