Monday, December 7, 2015
P52 Sweet Shot Tuesday #49
Fewer than 40 miles from my home is the county seat of the NE Oregon county I grew up in. At one time, it was called "Little Switzerland of America." I haven't heard that term in recent years, but I know the Wallowa Mountains, also called the Eagle Caps, are amazing mountains, any time of year. This time of year, we want them to be covered in snow, because that is the source of water during the summer months. (Last summer was an extended hot and dry period, and there was very little snow in the mountains. In the state of Oregon, 631,000 acres burned, but that was 300,000 fewer acres than the previous year.) Recently, there was a cold snap and some snow. It made the scenery beautiful for a few days. On my drive back home, I stopped to record the alpenglow. Joining with Kent Weakley's P52 Sweet Shot Tuesday.