Friday, February 10, 2017


Although we've been experiencing temperatures even into the 40's, there is still snow everywhere.  In town, it's dirty and ugly, but out in the country, it's still fairly fresh-looking.  The snow is deep, and it doesn't seem to be melting the way it is in town, although the creeks are overflowing and low places on the roads are covered in water.  This is an image I posted on Facebook after a drive on country roads today.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Fuzzy Wild One

Coyotes are common creatures, and they are very shy.   This particular one was far enough away that he stood and watched me long enough for a few photos.  When I commented to someone that this particular coyote was especially fuzzy, I learned that these animals begin a "rub" to remove heavier winter hair as a new coat develops.  Below this image is the entire scene.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Snow Surround

I've tried to find a subject that doesn't involve snow, but it's very difficult.  I took a drive north on one lane today, until I had to turn around where the plowing had ended. Plowing the rural roads has been a huge, ongoing task for the county these past two months, so the less-traveled roads or the areas that can be accessed another way just don't see a plow.

This is the location of one of two huge snowdrifts created in one of the big snowstorms. 

Thursday, January 26, 2017

And the Snow Remains

Unless I do indoor photography, I am stuck with snow photos.  A drive to the county where I grew up provided more of the white stuff.  By the end of the day, I was almost snow-blind.  

 Wallowa Lake...frozen over and covered with snow. The image below is of the lake in October.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Not a Snow Photo

I'm just a bit tired of snow by now.  We've been buried for more than a month, and although there hasn't been any more falling, it's still piled and drifted everywhere.  I know that I don't want it to melt quickly, but...  So this is a Non-Snow photo.