Wednesday, July 20, 2011

hang a left at the cornfield, climb a bazillion steps,

and you'll see what young athletes behold
as they prepare to fly down the harris hill ski jump.
only you must imagine it all covered with snow.

21 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

That hill would probably look as imposing during the summer as it must be positively intimidating during the winter. I remember my exhilaration in college when I went airborne for about 4 feet from jumping a mogul.

Birdman said...

Yikes! It's pretty steep right now. I can jusy imagine the edge in January.

Sharon said...

I just have to replace all that green with a lot of white!

Kate said...

Ski jumpers always amaze me by their skill and courage! I could neither get up or down that hill!!

Doug Hickok said...

Ah, that's interesting. I've never seen a ski slope in summer, overgrown like a meadow. Wonderful capture. By the way, my wife was driving when I made the mountain tunnel image :^)

Sharon Creech said...

Makes my stomach flip-flop to imagine it - that steep descent, that lift-off, that wobble, that please-let-me-land-in-one-piece prayer . . .

Malyss said...

Is it possible to climb the stairs during summer, and to reach the top?..It must be impressive! I like to see ski jumpers, what they do is so incredible to me..

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Yikes I don't think so brattcat, confirmed acrophobic that's moi! but how lush and green is that scene!!

Cezar and Léia said...

It's perfect for Summer, I think it could be a little bit dangerous to climb there in winter.Your picture is beautiful!
Léia

Tanya said...

ohhhh i'd much rather run up those stairs than ski down! yikes!

magiceye said...

looks beautiful when enlarged!

Don't unplug your hub said...

I went sledging last winter. that was scary enough for me.

Jacob said...

I don't do ski slopes. In winter, summer or fall. I don't do them at all. I'm afraid of faaaaaaaaalling!

Colorful shot, though.

Jack said...

Wow. The local sports teams could use this for conditioning. It is even more challenging than running up and down the football field's steps. My days of skiing are over, and I am fine with that.

Small City Scenes said...

Whoosh!!! I can feel the cold air on my face now!!! MB

lizziviggi said...

No thank you, I'm not ready to think about snow just yet-- plenty of time for that later!

cieldequimper said...

For some reason I can't imagine snow just now. It's been pouring here for the last 2 days.

Tash said...

fascinating...even I'm inspired to exercise.
Lovely composition of color and lines too.

Sunny said...

My legs hurt just looking at those bazillion steps!
☼ Sunny

JM said...

I think I prefer the green version! :-) Lovely!

Amin said...

Beautiful place!