Thank you very much, Eric. But, why is it a surprise?
Ama Dablam dominates the Khumbu Valley from many miles around. I think this mountain and Machapuchar/Fishtail are two of the most photographed peaks in Nepal. A trip to the Everest region is probably the best gift you can give yourself.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe