Lines and Shadows

One of the remarkable things about being the first person out on the trail after a snow-fall is that the first visage with the unblemished snow will not exist again until it snows significantly enough to cover all the tracks…and that might be months or a year away.  So it was with a bit of reluctance, then, that I continued along the trail, being the one to mark-up the perfect snow-fall…the one to taint the treasure that only existed for a few hours.  Here’s some mind-boggling beauty for you…

The photos were all taken along the Pipeline Trail in Mill Creek Canyon, Salt Lake City, USA.

24 responses

  1. The first pic and the last one as well, are the best!!!
    And bear in mind that it’s better to be someone who respects and recognizes Beauty that will “mark-up the perfect snow-fall” than being some other random …..”ignorant” that just happened to be pass by…

    February 3, 2012 at 7:13 am

    • Thank you, Nikos…and I agree with you…I would rather be mindful of what I’m entering and messing-up along my way than to be blind and not see the beauty as I’m passing through…. Thank you. 🙂

      February 3, 2012 at 8:02 am

  2. Oh.. Such delicate patterns, nature, amazes , every day.
    And you capture it so well.

    February 3, 2012 at 7:37 am

    • Thank you, Pattu…Nature is so amazing…and such nice words this morning…thank you. 🙂

      February 3, 2012 at 8:03 am

  3. Pretty

    February 3, 2012 at 7:40 am

    • Thank you, Aisling. 🙂

      February 3, 2012 at 8:03 am

  4. Beautiful!

    February 3, 2012 at 8:03 am

    • Thank you, Chillbrook. 🙂

      February 3, 2012 at 8:04 am

  5. They are all so beautiful but for me the third one beckons me to continue on.

    February 3, 2012 at 8:59 am

    • Thank you, Bonnie…I do rather enjoy that one, too. 🙂

      February 3, 2012 at 9:13 am

  6. James Brandon O'Shea

    Love the first, third and fifth frames

    February 3, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    • Thank you, James. 🙂

      February 3, 2012 at 12:45 pm

  7. victoriaaphotography

    I think they’re all beautiful, but the last image is my favourite.

    February 3, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    • Thank you so much, Victoria…I love that one, too. 🙂

      February 3, 2012 at 10:27 pm

  8. These are great! I love these scenes too and I get very excited after a new snowfall, knowing it will look like this.

    February 3, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    • Thank you, Montucky…we’ve not had near enough this year…but what a treasure to go out into the mountains and find is waiting for us…so beautiful. And how nice that you enjoy it, too! 🙂

      February 3, 2012 at 10:32 pm

  9. Now that is some serious snow. Nice pattern recognition, Scott, particularly with the first two images.

    February 4, 2012 at 9:01 am

    • It was some rather serious snow, Kerry…and thank you. 🙂

      February 4, 2012 at 11:20 am

  10. These are really beautiful!

    February 5, 2012 at 7:51 am

    • Thank you, Dreams and Zeros…one of my favorite spots.

      February 5, 2012 at 11:03 am

  11. These are gorgeous!! Although I love the warmer winter weather Canada has been experiencing, this is what I really am missing about the snow!! I love when you wake up on a fresh winter morning and all the snow it balanced on the branches! Great pictures!

    February 6, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    • Thank you, Laura…I thought they were rather pretty, too…ok, beautiful! 🙂

      February 6, 2012 at 7:56 pm

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