I'm not someone who deals very well in the snow. I don't deal well with the heat either to be quite honest.
But, I DO enjoy the cold. By cold, I mean anything from 0 to 15 degrees. I'm great. I probably don't need more than 2 layers. But when snow starts falling, well that's it.
Subzero temperatures are fine with me when nothing falls from the sky. Snow on the ground, sure its all good. Snow falling from the sky, my body goes - NOPE! I'm perfectly alright until it starts snowing or pouring rain. When that happens, I somehow ceases to function.
Unfortunately it was raining batshitcrazy the entire time I was in Tahoe, so I guess i didn't get the typical Tahoe experience; where people go skiing or snowboarding, since there was no way I could have done it in the massive rains with me being sick and all the flooding/ road closures :(
Still, it was an experience and a different sight from the rest of California in the winter.
I guess there's always a next time for snow activities. Although to be quite honest, I don't actually feel like i miss out because im so much more of a sunshine girl. Ignorance is indeed a bliss here heh!
27 February 2017 Lake Tahoe, United States
It has been said, Yosemite is one of the most beautiful places in California. Having visited the national park this past winter, I can say, I absolutely agree.
Even though so many of the roads were closed, and it wasn't advisable to hike (judging from my previous mountain climbing experience, I don't think I would survive a hike in the winter), it was still amazing to get to witness the iconic El Capitan in real life, the snow covered Yosemite Valley, and the best of all, actually seeing a perfect reflection of the picturesque surroundings at the Mirror Lake.
I must say, I had my doubts after seeing images online, but the lake is honestly just like a mirror. It looks exactly the same in real life!
When I saw the wintery landscape of Yosemite I was pretty sure such natural beauty inspired many of the water colour paintings one would see in museums. I finally understood how some artists can come up with such incredible art pieces. They don't imagine. Instead, they just have to reflect reality.
Not to mention, the colours of the sunset in the winter is so unlike typical summery sunsets i'm used to seeing in Singapore! It was one of the best sights whilst driving along the winding routes.
I'd hope to one day have a visit to Yosemite in the summer. Im pretty sure it would be another experience in itself!