Midwinter Blues - A Sea of Snow

Midwinter Blues

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

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