REDISCOVERING MYSELF THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Monday, November 28, 2011

Winter at 5000' feet of elevation

I stressed about my regular Monday photos (Creative Exchange and P52) over Thanksgiving because I went out  of the house just once.  That was to take "snow"  photos of our son and his fiancee'  just 15 miles from here into the Blue Mountains.  Today, I just couldn't decide on a single image, so chose these three for Lisa's Creative Exchange.  We don't have snow in the valley, which suits my husband just fine.  The mountains surrounding us are white, though.

Snow poles to guide snow plows
in deeper snow on Hwy 204

Frosty trees against blue sky

Bright yellow of Western Larch among the pines and
firs.  "Tamarack" is a conifer that turns color and drops
its needles; it blazes yellow among all the green in the fall. 
Jordan and Allie

21 comments:

Francisca said...

I won't be seeing any snow where I am (in the tropics), but it's pretty to see in your lovely photos. I bet you had a hoot with the photo shoot of the couple in love!

marit´s,,, said...

I like snow , beautiful shot.
Marit.

Marissa @Life On Our Side Of The Mountain said...

Beautiful shots!
The snow is lovely, but I sure am dreading it! :)

LeAnne said...

Breathtaking scenery and well captured!

Ellie said...

These shots are wonderful - the snow always looks exciting.

Carole Meisenhelter said...

I think myself so lucky to have internet buddies to share photos like this; it makes me in touch with your world and I think it's so picturesque. I know how COLD it must be to endure (and you know how HOT our summers can be-mid 40 degree celcius around New Year), BUT I love the serenity photos like these evoke. Just beautiful Evelyn

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Holy cow that's beautiful! Didn't even know snow poles existed.

lisa said...

Evelyn, these are beautiful. I absolutely love the second one here, and the photograph of Jordan and Allie is just wonderful! Such a happy shot.

Thank you so much for sharing today at The Creative Exchange.

Have a wonderful evening!

lisa.

Mom of M&Ms said...

beautiful shots.. I love the snow... but do not miss it too much this time of year... love that couple shot! SO fun!

gina said...

Lovely shots of the early snow! Isn't nice to be able to visit it, but not have it visit you?

TexWisGirl said...

too cute! :)

geetlee said...

We were up in Oregon for thanksgiving. We drive up to Crater Lake. Seeing your images reminds me of how beautiful it was up there.

minor said...

Very beautiful shots! I like the second photo very much.

Kathy said...

Those frosty branches framed by the blue sky are exquisite! And I guess I can't complain about "too much snow" anymore because it could be worse....we could have SNOW POLES!!!! :)

Kathy

Ms. Becky said...

be still my heart - the third photo is breath-taking. wow. our tamaracks are turning here too now and their one of the final dances of autumn before the season closes down. I love seeing them. your photos are so beautiful. I can't wait for snow!!! it flurried a bit today, but nothing really. just a tease. happy week to you Evelyn.

Tricia said...

Oh, it looks so pretty there. I love that first one of the winding road. That's a cute photo of Jordan and Allie too :)

Margaret said...

This photo of the road and trees captured my eye on the Creative Exchange! Very, very nice.

Linda Makiej said...

Evelyn! Such wonderful snow photos!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

How lovely, Evelyn. I guess I didn't realize you were in the mountains? Or so close to them. Wonderful. :)

Pat said...

Gorgeous snowy shots!

Barb said...

Oh my, I love that shot of the highway through the trees - nothing says winter to me more than that! great leading lines!