Sleeping Beauty Framed

On a freezing cold and brilliantly blue morning in Trout Lake, Washington.

I sure seem to be thinking about snow and cold a lot this week šŸ™‚ while all around me it’s hot and dry and there are fires. Too many fires.

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Icy Catherine Creek

Today I’ve been sorting through old photos in my hard drives, and came across this series that I took in January 2011. I had so much fun wandering around in the icy conditions with my friends. I thought I would share the ones I got processed :-). I thought they were pretty cool, pun intended. This is in southern Washington.

Catherine Creek Falls has such a great flow in the winter. Notice the ice on the cliffs šŸ™‚

Soon after sunrise at Catherine Creek. On this image I actually used filter on my lens that belonged to a friend. Now I can’t even recall exactly what it was called but it sure made things look pretty šŸ™‚

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Snow for Valentineā€™s Day

In spite of the fact that last week it approached 60Ā° for a bit, and plants are starting to show signs of budding and even blooming in some areas further down hill, this morning I was reminded that it is definitely still winter in Trout Lake. ā›„ļøā„ļøšŸŒˆā›„ļø.

We might get more over the next few days.

Poor Dear Willow, I know you think this is all my fault, with your poor tired body and achy bones. Believe me I can relate to the tired old body and aching bones bit! I used to like shoveling snow. šŸ˜‚šŸ¤Ŗā„ļø

From Sun to Hail in One Hour

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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  šŸ˜€šŸ˜³

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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. Ā 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. Ā THank you Trout Lake!!! Ā 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. Ā 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

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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 SpringsĀ Resort with my friend Cheryl brought wonderful much-needed muscle relaxation, and photo opportunitiesĀ before the visit to the resort. Ā 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 HotĀ springs resort covers every nearby surface with rounded shimmeryĀ 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 SpringsĀ resort covers every nearby surface with long spearsĀ 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 SpringsĀ 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 SpringsĀ 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 SpringsĀ resort covers every nearby surface with long spearsĀ 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! Ā I must go do some shoveling now… sigh. Ā My sister has to get out for Dialysis in the morning, and cannot miss that.

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