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Antelope Island – a study of White, fourth….


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Antelope Island’s White Rock Bay

White Rock Bay, Antelope Island Utah

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Hiking toward Grandeur Peak…on a snowy Sunday in March….

Snow trail to Grandeur Peak Utah

Three trees on trail to Grandeur Peak Utah

Trail beneath the tree, to Grandeur Peak Utah

Clouds, trees and trail to Grandeur Peak, Utah

Clouds and ridge-line to Grandeur Peak, Utah

Trees and clouds on ridge-line to Grandeur Peak, Utah

Grandeur Peak, Utah, on a snowy Sunday in March, 2013

I have been up here six or seven times over the last couple of years, but never under conditions such as these.  The mountains had received somewhere between one and two and a half feet of new snow over the last four days…and while, yes, I am ready for true spring like the rest of us, I couldn’t believe the beauty of the snowy mountains and trees while I was out there.  So here you are, more snowy pictures from Salt Lake City, Utah, USA…I hope you enjoy them as much as I do…..


urban pastoral

My son and I went exploring in the area where one might find the setting for the images from the Homestead Series…a bit north and west of Salt Lake City proper…heading up into the next county…and up closer to The Great Salt Lake…where one can also find horses and cows grazing in open fields, hear domesticated geese honking from their farm-side ponds, and experience the exhilarating scent of a steaming manure pile on a crispy winter morning.  If you’ll look toward the upper edge of this photograph, you’ll notice a radio tower…and the silhouette images of some of Salt Lake City’s downtown buildings….

foggy stream with reeds


Dromedary Peak under Snow

It looks a little different than it did in this earlier post…but I believe it’s still full of an incredible and natural beauty….

Dromedary Peak under Snow


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hydro…electric…?

farm sprinklers and electricity pylons


another study of figures in fog

two trees in the fog

bridge with reeds and fog

colored tree cluster in the fog

three trees with silhouettes in the fog


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water spots

Snow caps on rocks in stream


Millcreek Canyon in Winter – Contrasting Images

Millcreek Winter in black and white

Millcreek Winter in color


Liberty Park in December

Liberty Park Pond Island Reflection

Liberty Park Bridge in December

Liberty Park pond portrait in December


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winter states of matter

winter stream with snowy bank


tiny feet in the snow

tiny tracks over snow mounds

snow dunes


a study of figures in fog

five trees in fog with silhouettes

trees and bridge and silhouettes in fog

one tree with silhouettes in fog

tree cluster with silhouettes in fog


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cover me

overhanging trees in fog


January’s Jewels

Found these on the branch of a streamside bush on the way up to Lake Blanche in Big Cottonwood Canyon.

Crystals in a line

There’s something kind of wonderful about winter crystals….

Crystals on a branch

Hmm…I thought this last one was clearer than it appears to be now…even so, I think it’s a pretty crystal flower…..

Crystal Bouquet


a study of figures in snow….

snow covered flower

dried flowers in snow

contours of snow and dried flower

one dried flower in snow


Sundial Peak in Winter

You might remember Sundial Peak from various posts over the summer…and into the fall…possibly from the one dedicated specifically to Lake Blanche, one of the Sister Lakes located at the end of the drainage, Mill B South, up in Big Cottonwood Canyon…tucked away in the Wasatch Mountains…just south and east of Salt Lake City, Utah, USA….  It took twice as long to get there with the deep, deep snow…even with snow-shoes…but, oh, what a reward at the end…..

Sundial Peak in Winter


Ice Climbing in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah

My older son and I noticed these ice climbers last Sunday as we were heading up the Little Cottonwood Canyon trail from the Mormon Temple Quarry near the mouth of the canyon.  While I have never participated in the sport, I have found myself up near their location on the side of the mountain when I was collecting images for the posts Life on a Rock, Scale or perspective… and Little Cottonwood Canyon Vistas.

Ice Climbers on South Wall of Little Cottonwood Canyon Utah

If you are having difficulty finding the three climbers, they are just to the right and below of the center of the above photograph…three climbers, two at the top, and one in blue toward the bottom of the icy cascade that is near the horizontal middle of the image.

Ice Climbers on Frozen Falls in Little Cottonwood Canyon Utah

You might remember the post from December, 2011, when I shared my first encounter/discovery of ice climbers in the Little Cottonwood Canyon.  The location from I Found a Frozen Waterfall is probably another mile up into the canyon and on the same side of the mountain, or canyon wall.

Ice Climber placing anchor Little Cottonwood Canyon Utah

Ice Climbers at top and bottom of falls in Little Cottonwood Canyon Utah

The first four images were from the beginning of our hike, shortly after 9:00 a.m. …and before the sun had made its way over the canyon walls…and the last two photos were taken at the end of the hike, close to four hours later.  While it was still an overcast day, the light had changed the appearance of the snow and canyon from the blue hues to the more gray and subdued colors that are not uncommon for our winter mountains.

Solo ice climber Little Cottonwood Canyon Utah

My son, with his more-than-slightly younger ears, could hear the climbers’ picks smacking into the icy walls, just a “tick…tick……tick” from across the hundreds of yards that separated us, the sound traveling easily in the quiet mountain air, from however many feet above us.

Solo ice climber close-up Little Cottonwood Canyon Utah


Dromedary Peak in January

I think it rather looks like a pencil drawing…but this is the image, essentially right out of the camera…I have only cropped and framed it…not messed with the color in the least.  If you’d like a summer comparison, you can click these words to be taken back to an earlier post that shared images from July, 2012.

Dromedary Peak in January


Salt Lake City’s Liberty Park in Winter

Liberty Park Duck Island in Winter

Liberty Park clouds and snow in December

Liberty Park Bridge Panorama

Liberty Park Gazebo Island in December


Approaching Lake Blanche in January

It’s almost…no, not almost…it IS amazing what the snow covers….

Approach to Lake Blanche Utah in January


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Winter Trees in Liberty Park

Snowy Trees in Liberty Park, Salt Lake City Utah


Patience in Millcreek Canyon

My older son and I were hiking in Millcreek Canyon the other day, marveling in the winter wonderland and giving our new snow-shoes a test-drive.

Snowy Millcreek Canyon Stream 1

After taking the above photo, a man on cross-country skis came up the trail behind us and entered into the area that I had used to frame the photo….

Snowy Millcreek Canyon Stream 2

I had noticed the little opening in the canopy of trees up the trail and was hoping to capture an image that had eluded me a couple of months earlier when hiking on a beautifully golden, Fall trail in another canyon.

Snowy Millcreek Canyon Stream 3

Ever since I had seen Andy Hooker’s photograph of a woman passing an open garden gate, I had been looking for an opportunity to capture a similar image….

Snowy Millcreek Canyon Stream 4

…and here it is, below…my rendition of the woman silhouetted against the opening of the garden gate…the man on cross-country skis passing through the snowy canopy of trees along Millcreek Canyon’s stream….

Snowy Millcreek Canyon Stream 5

Thank you, Andy….


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Liberty Park – December Reflection

Liberty Park Pond Reflection