From Sun to Hail in One Hour


This was Saturday afternoon 11/05/16 near Anchor Point, Alaska on the southern Kenai Peninsula, where I nearly got covered with hail at Whiskey Beach. Slideshow with music is posted on the blog post.  I wanted to stay and watch it happen and then I looked at the hill I had to drive up to get out of there. It’s a very very steep windy road already getting white, and I was not at all sure of the van in the icy conditions. Good thing, because by the time I was driving on the highway’s they were solid white and getting slick with about a half inch of hail. Next morning I discovered all the hail balls were perfectly preserved in the freezing temperatures  😀😳

Music is “Soaring” by David Michael of Purnima Productions from the album “Above the Clouds” which can be purchased at this link
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Snow and Ice day

It was a wild and fun ride to Trout Lake this morning to the Christmas bazaar, like old times when I lived up there and braved those snow covered roads daily all the way to White Salmon and back.  The bazaar was a success thanks to the folks from Trout Lake and Beyond, made some sales and lovely trades and had many good hugs and visits from old friends.  THank you Trout Lake!!!  Also I was invited to come join the Trout Lake Art Festival next year.

Brought some snow and ice back to share with you!

( ps; I am now taking presales for calendars which will be out in a couple weeks.  I will post a set of images as soon as I finish them)

Mount Adams Near and Far

These images are taken about 30-35 miles apart, first one from a few miles away in Trout Lake, Washington, and the other from Hood River, Oregon. Perspective…. it appears more pointy from a greater distance!

Mount Adams on a frozen night from Trout Lake, Washington.

Mount Adams on a frozen night from Trout Lake, Washington.

Mount Adams at twilight from blueberry fields in Hood River Valley, Oregon

Mount Adams at twilight from blueberry fields in Hood River Valley, Oregon

King of the Mountain and other Snow images

boy climbs mountain of snow

Climbing to the top

boy stands tall at the top of a pile of snow, King of the mountain!

King of the Mountain!

king dethroned.. one slip of the foot and down goes the boy on the snow.

one slip of the foot, King dethroned

boy hides in snowy tree, but his coat shows through the branches

You Can’t See Me!

 

The Hills above town

The Hills above town

Snow covered trees on the hill above town

Snow covered trees on the hill above town

When the sun comes out, the trees and snow light up.

When the sun comes out, the trees and snow light up.

 

Other images around town on Feb. 10th before the rain moved in and temps soared and things got messy!

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A Winter’s Day in White Salmon

Columbia River Winter Sunset, taken from the Spring Creek National Fish Hatchery

Husum Falls on the White Salmon River in Winter, February 8, 2014. The water under the falls was very green where the water was deep and churned up by the falls.    HusumFalls-winter_3205-2

Husum Falls on the White Salmon River in Winter, February 8, 2014. The water under the falls was very green where the water was deep and churned up by the falls.

February 9. 2014
Third day of shoveling, the snow has changed as temperatures warm above the low teens where they have been recently. Each shovelful is much more significant, and heavy. Above freezing for a while midday, it was much more pleasant also to walk around and enjoy the view. Most of these images are from today, I hope you enjoy.

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Columbia River Winter Sunset, taken from the Spring Creek National Fish Hatchery

Columbia River Winter Sunset, taken from the Spring Creek National Fish Hatchery

Magnificent Ice Formations

Weeping Wall drips with ice at Bonneville Hotsprings resort on February 5, 2014

A day at the Bonneville Hot Springs Resort with my friend Cheryl brought wonderful much-needed muscle relaxation, and photo opportunities before the visit to the resort.  This lovely weeping wall covered with ice caught my attention on the way in, and called for a pause for taking pictures.

A Weeping Wall created fanciful shapes of ice at Bonneville Hotsprings resort on February 5, 2014

A Weeping Wall created fanciful shapes of ice at Bonneville Hotsprings resort on February 5, 2014

 

Ice from the Weeping wall at Bonneville Hotsprings resort covers every nearby surface with rounded shimmery borbules of ice on February 5, 2014

Ice from the Weeping wall at Bonneville Hot springs resort covers every nearby surface with rounded shimmery borbules of ice on February 5, 2014

Ice from the Weeping wall at Bonneville Hotsprings resort covers every nearby surface with rounded shimmery borbules of ice on February 5, 2014

Ice from the Weeping wall at Bonneville Hot Springs resort covers every nearby surface with long spears of ice on February 5, 2014

Ice from the Weeping wall at Bonneville Hotsprings resort covers every nearby surface with rounded shimmery borbules of ice on February 5, 2014

Ice from the Weeping wall at Bonneville Hot Springs resort covers every nearby surface with long delicate spears of ice on February 5, 2014

 

 

 

Ice from the Weeping wall at Bonneville Hotsprings resort covers every nearby surface with rounded shimmery borbules of ice on February 5, 2014

Ice from the Weeping wall at Bonneville Hot Springs resort covers every nearby surface with rounded shimmery borbules and long delicate spears of ice on February 5, 2014

 

Ice from the Weeping wall at Bonneville Hotsprings resort covers every nearby surface with rounded shimmery borbules of ice on February 5, 2014

Ice from the Weeping wall at Bonneville Hot Springs resort covers every nearby surface with long spears of ice on February 5, 2014

Tonight in White Salmon we have 4-6 inches of snow and still coming down, so now the ice will be all covered with little caps of snow!  I must go do some shoveling now… sigh.  My sister has to get out for Dialysis in the morning, and cannot miss that.

Thanks for visiting… and if you are in the area during February or March you can come see my large photo display at North Shore Cafe at 166 E. Jewett White Salmon, WA 98672 right on the main street through town, highway 141.

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High Speed Photography

As family and I traveled to Utah for a funeral,we drove through blizzards much of the way down, and then coming back 2 days later we had these lovely blue skies. I was a passenger in the back of the little Prius, (which is rare in my life), rolling down the window and shooting in both directions as we rolled along.  In Utah the speed limit is 80, so that was pretty high speed!  These images are all from the early hours of leaving Salt Lake and heading up into Idaho.

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