As Spring Begins

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As spring begins snow still blankets the landscape. Yet it is not mid-winter snow. Transformed by wind and sun and then the cold of night this was a day to wander along and enjoy the season before it’s gone.

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Wind and sun and even more wind have given this snow covered hill a dune like quality.

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On this day the wind blew strong yet the sun was warm as we made our way along the trail and softening the thin veil of clouds along the distant horizon line.

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Streams began to flow some exposed and running free while others were still hidden beneath a blanket of snow.

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A seasons long drift formed what we called the ear.

BW_snowscapes_g To end the day the wind bid us adieu while crossing a final open valley as spring begins yet winter remain.

Have a wonderful weekend.

 

Little Guy

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Just as dusk sets in a cute little wren made a visit to the fence in the backyard hopping from picket to picket for just a couple of minutes before taking off into the approaching evening proving the adage that something small and unexpected can make your day.

Flow in the snow

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Hot water flowing through the snow on a frosty morning in Yellowstone NP. Photographed while xc-skiing skiing out to Biscuit Basin on a snowy winters day.

 

For the next couple of weeks we will be posting some of our favorite posts from the past as we take a small respite from the digital world.

Foggy and Frosty

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Rising in the east and obscured behind thick fog, the winter sun lights an old cottonwood tree covered in delicate hoar frost. Once the fog lifted it only took a couple of hours of sunlight to melt the frost away. Temporal, fractal art at is finest. Grand Teton National Park, WY.

 

For the next couple of weeks we will be posting some of our favorite posts from the past as we take a small respite from the digital world.