Experience the Beauty of the Beast!

I can pretty much say with certainty that the winter season has officially arrived in the Pacific Northwest. November tends to be a pretty rough time of year for us with heavy wind, rain, and snow in the mountains. The month had been pretty quiet up until now. The few initial dustings of snow in the Cascades the past few weeks were a subtle reminder of things to come—and soon! Kinda like the calm before the storm. Well…the beast has arrived!

Have you ever ventured out into the wilderness to witness the beauty after the beast has departed? I mean right after the first good dumping of snow on the hill tops, mountains, and forests. One of the most exquisitely beautiful sights to behold is a hillside of conifers covered in a think blanket of pristine snow before it starts to melt from the sun’s rays or gets blown off by gusts of wind. Experience the sparkling light reflecting off the crystals of thick, fluffy, white stuff heaped up inches deep on tree branches. Again I say, “It’s exquisitely beautiful!”

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About northwestphotos

A long time resident of Washington State, located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest USA. I am retired and enjoy regional travel, exploring all the wondrous, natural settings that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. If you get a chance, visit my Northwestphotos Zazzle store, http://www.zazzle.com/northwestphotos.
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5 Responses to Experience the Beauty of the Beast!

  1. These are simply breath taking. Although I’m far from mountains here in Ontario, your photos bring back the feeling of winter’s arrival in a forest for me, particularly the quality of the air and the change in light. Thank you for these, and for you kind comment, too!

  2. Wow, some gorgeous winter photographs!

  3. Thank you! Winter is really here now! Lots more snow since I posted!

  4. sartenada says:

    Snow can be so beautiful. Great photos. Here in Finland we are still waiting for snow this year. Last year we had at this time.

  5. RaeLeigh says:

    May I use one of these photos for my header? They’re gorgeous!

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