Pattu loves the snow….

This post is for my blog-friend, Pattu, who loves the snow…and doesn’t get to see much of it where she lives in India.  You can visit Pattu’s gardening blog by clicking on the name: “Gardenerat60.”

When you stand on this bridge and face to your right, you will see a snow-covered European Mountain Ash tree with its beautiful red berries hanging over the stream –

All of these photos were taken along the stream in Little Cottonwood Canyon, which is to the south and east of Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.  The photos were taken after the first significant snowfall of the season, which happened to be in the first week of November of this year.  If you are familiar with the trail, you might notice that the photos start near the beginning of the trail by the Mormon Temple Quarry and progress toward the end, which is beyond the power-plant ruins, approximately three miles into the canyon.

This last photo was taken at one of a few spots along the stream where the trail is significantly above and perpendicular to the stream.  This vantage point allows you to see a relatively lengthy stretch of the waterway and its accompanying natural beauty.  Few other locations afford such a clear and unobstructed view of the stream.

I hope you have a happy Christmas, Pattu.  🙂


7 responses

  1. Thanks a lot for special mention of me. I am touched. Kind of special Christmas gift from Cyberspace. God bless you.

    Loved the Ash tree picture. So much snow in November? I heard from my friends in Canada that they are waiting for the snow this year!

    And here in Hyderabad , India, it is lovely 14 degrees C, and it is a silent night , and I am baking my cakes, my house is full of Christmas spirit.

    Merry Christmas to you too, and have a good holiday season.

    December 23, 2011 at 10:28 am

    • You are welcome, Pattu…and yes, a special Christmas gift from Cyberspace! And thank you for the blessings. 🙂

      We did have quite a snowfall in that first week of November…and very little since…so we are waiting with your Canadian friends for some substantial snow.

      For some reason I thought you were in the Philippines…where there is much less snow than India. I hope your night remains silent so you can enjoy the peace as you are baking and relishing in your holiday season. Thank you for the well-wishes for mine, too. Take care, Pattu. 🙂

      December 23, 2011 at 3:01 pm

  2. All of your pictures are soo, so beautiful! I can barely stand it!! Ahah.

    January 13, 2012 at 1:46 am

    • Thank you, Orel! You have beautiful pictures, too!

      January 13, 2012 at 7:04 am

  3. These images brought back memories of traipsing along snow covered bits along an icy stream in the Sierras. I’m so glad you didn’t B&W these. I especially love that tiny flash of color in the top left corner of the shot that’s 4th from the end.

    March 4, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    • Looks like you’ve been flipping through the archives, Gunta…. I’m glad you enjoyed the photos…. This was a hodge-podge collection put together from a couple of hikes, if I remember correctly…and yes, a tiny splash of color…kind of just happened like that. 🙂

      March 5, 2013 at 6:22 pm

      • Well, you could say I’ve been in your archives, but the picture featured in your “Top Posts” had me intrigued and led me here….. and I was very happy to see these lovely images.
        Just one more little ironic tidbit on the B&W issue was when someone (Charlie?) complimented me on my black & white treatment of my “dreary skies” post…… 😀

        March 5, 2013 at 7:22 pm

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