Posts tagged “winter

hillside of aspen shadows

While there are tiny green shoots of various types of tubers and grasses poking up through the winter brown grass and whatnot that covers our various landscapes, the season of snow is not finished here in the Wasatch.  It’s hard to remember, with the spring-like, crystal-clear skies and warming days, that it is really only February.  A pacific storm will be coming in tomorrow and laying another 3-7 inches of white stuff in the mountains…and then another stronger one comes in Friday that will last through the weekend and into next week…that will deliver another 12-18 inches.  Even though I am beginning to ache for the warmth of the clear trails and greening mountains, I can’t help but love the beautiful white of the wintery Wasatch Mountains.

I made this image over a month ago when returning from a hike toward White Pine Lake in Little Cottonwood Canyon.

aspen shadows on hillside


Swan on La Caille pond in Winter

Swan on La Caille pond in winter


Winter Swan

Winter Swan


lines on blue shadows….

Skiers crossing Red Pine Lake

it’s that time again….

snow-covered trail sign

Wishing you all the best for the New Year.


The first day of Winter

Snowy stream-bank, Little Cottonwood Canyon Stream


streaming reflection

snowy streambank with reflection

frosted lace

frost on queen anne's lace 1


frost on queen anne's lace 2


frost on queen anne's lace 3


frost on queen anne's lace 4

Wintery Wasatch Mountains

This is the south-facing ridge of the mountains that separate Big Cottonwood Canyon from Millcreek Canyon…as it appears when one is hiking Mill B South, the trail that leads to The Sister Lakes….  This is what you see when you turn around to check your back-trail….

Wasatch Mountains with Snow

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

Millcreek Canyon in Winter – Contrasting Images

Millcreek Winter in black and white

Millcreek Winter in color

red and white and snow

red and white and snow

red and white and snow too



horse kisses


Candle over the Mountains

Candle over Mountains

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

stardust and snowflakes

sparkling snowbank with overhanging branches

rolling snow waves

sparkling snow dunes

Winter Mountain Morning

Granite mountain in clouds

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

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

the seduction of snow

Folds of snow and shadows

Rolling snow and shadows

Snow mound and shadow lines

Waves of snow and shadow

Shadow play on snow


On a certain Sunday


Wee bit o’ snow….


Another moment….