In other news this evening, Mt. Rishiri is now a snowcapped mountain. It is frightfully gorgeous! I have now been all the way around Rishiri Island, and the whole thing is just amazingly beautiful. There are a few fall colors right now.
...hahaha...I'm listening to a Billie Holiday CD, and I was sure that she just sang, "Sun shines around me, but deep in my house, it's as cold as ice," which is funny because I was just thinking about how cold my house is right now. Apparently, she sang heart and not house. Shows ya where my brain is!!
Anyway, as I was saying, there have been a few fall colors so far, but the colors seem pretty muted here as a whole landscape. There are pockets of fabulous color, which is nice, but it doesn't seem to be widespread. I really am looking forward to seeing snow, but I'm a little nervous about the amount of snow and the length of time it will be hanging around. I am looking forward to trying skiing and snowboarding (sounds kind of funny coming from the girl who just crashed her bike). If I am glowing by the end of the year, it's from all my x-rays this year! Good grief!
Well, I'm really quite cold, so I think I am going to set up my space heater and bury myself under all my blankets. Call me in the spring!