Midwinter Blues - A Sea of Snow
It’s midwinter and it won’t stop snowing as Evergreen is experiencing one or two storms every week. During small interludes, warmer weather generates some melting but, overall, the big drifts continue to grow.
On clear days, the subzero temps are brutal but the sun’s clean rays infiltrate the forest causing the trees to sparkle. The giant pine cast deep blue shadows that undulate across the wavy surface of the sea of snow.
Last summer the lively marshland was brimming with activity as the place is popular with both people and wildlife but now it’s as still as a cemetery. If you can withstand the elements, there is a certain peace that can only be found in such winter haunts.
Monolithic Bergen Peak quietly overlooks the grandeur of a frozen landscape paralyzed by the bitter cold. The mountain’s stoic expression reveals a permanence that’s reassuring during these ever-changing times.
While buried under feet of white powder, life struggles to survive as the wild animals and birds wander into town searching for food and shelter. We all share a harsh, common condition as we trudge through another day during this icy monsoon.
|Storms every week|
|Subzero temps are brutal|
|Grandeur of a frozen landscape|
|The trees sparkle|
|A winter haunt|
|Drifts continue to grow|
|A certain peace|
|Deep blue shadows|
|A sea of snow|
|Clean rays infiltrate the forest|
|Mule deer in the snow|
|A warm interlude|