Winter on Lake Padden

  This scene on Lake Padden (south of Bellingham, Washington - a place without snow) is winter to me: the naked trees, the fog, the way the neglected dock slopes into the water. What is winter like where you live?

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Home

12 years ago, I was living east of Kansas City, Missouri and driving 20 miles through blizzards nearly everyday to get to and from work. On one particularly frightening evening, I discovered this delightful thing called freezing rain. I grew up in central Minnesota, so freezing rain was a new concept. Precipitation always just came …

Frosted Teasel

I'm the last person you'll find waking up early on a Sunday; however, I somehow managed this weekend in order to get some early morning shots in the Skagit Valley. I was hoping for fog to capture some good landscape shots. That didn't really work out. Instead, I found a bunch of Common Teasel - …

Fun with Nikon

Bitterly cold winds blew through Whatcom County a couple of days ago...but no snow.  Meteorologists promised, and for a while some flurries got my hopes up...but there was no snow.   I had been hoping to take pictures with my new Nikon D90. 30 minutes south in Skagit County, however, so much snow fell that a stretch of …

Cold Beauty

I'm losing interest in the cold beauty of winter. I'd previously stated that photography had the power to make me forget about little things like...the cold...frostbitten fingers.  What was I thinking?   My fingers were so cold, I lasted 20 minutes the other day when I got this picture.  I'm ready for 70 degree temperatures again!

Rock Face Icicles

How's this for textures?  Having spent a couple of hours in the snow, and suffering from numb fingers, I almost missed the cascading  icicles on the moss-covered rock face on the way back to the car.  What's five more minutes in the cold anyway?   This ended up being my favorite shot from the Sunday photo walk.

Shuksan

Sure, the rich summer meadows and rainbow spectrum of wildflowers may be a bit more exciting in a landscape shot, but there's something calming to me about Mount Shuksan in the dead of winter.   Walking through compact snow that muffled each crunch of my boots,  finding beautiful frozen objects with each turn, I quickly forgot it was below freezing.  …