Painting is just another way of keeping a diary ~Pablo Picasso

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Where Photographers Meet

Two mornings in a row I tried photographing Salmon Creek from Felida Bridge at sunrise after our snow storm. And both mornings I wasn't alone. Not many people out on these single digit mornings, but photographers are a bit crazy I guess. There's a great view of Mt. Hood from this viewpoint, and the easy access makes this bridge a popular place to photograph. I found the sunrise to be way too bright though, so a more closeup view of some of the snow and ice for the blog today.

Monday, January 16, 2017

In the Woods

Snow has been clinging to the sides and tops of tree branches for almost a week now, but that will end today as the temperature warms above freezing. I'll be sad to see the snow go, but definitely won't mind it being a bit warmer! 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Ice Sculpture

Snow melting and refreezing on this hilly sidewalk creates an intricate icy sculpture.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Salmon Creek

Our winter wonderland continues today, with temps not getting above freezing.  At least today the roads are clear enough that I can get out in my car. The thermometer in my car registered 11 degrees F when this photo was taken just after sunrise. Our snowy scenery should continue through tomorrow, then rain arrives on Sunday to wash it all away.
Linking to Weekend Reflections.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

North Side

Another look at one of my favorite trees along one of the campus trails. I photographed this tree during our first snow of the year (Whose Woods These Are). Much different light today, with the shadowy snow and the mossy branches in the sun.  Also a large tree fell across the path during the storm, probably from weight of the snow.  It was a very heavy snow!  And neighborhood consensus is that we got 14-15 inches. 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Some Snow

We got some snow today! It's still coming down, actually. 
Our forecast was for 1-5in. So far I'd say we've got a foot. What fun! 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Elsa Was Here

We went out of town for a few days this week, and came home to a completely frozen pond!  Thawing a bit with our last two days of rain, but I expect it will completely freeze over again tomorrow with more snow forecast.  I tried photographing it in the completely frozen state, but it wasn't as interesting as this morning's partial freeze.  I think because the pond has a little layer of water on top, so it gives a good reflection, but also looks frozen with the tiny air bubbles.  Clover was sitting on the rocks above the pond, so I got to include her in the image.  Bonus.

Friday, January 6, 2017