Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Is Winter Here??

Yesterday the temps were near 80 - summerlike.  It started to rain about 5 this morning with a few snow flakes mixed in.  The high was in the low 40's and in the mountains we got snow.  I pulled the camper up to Island Park to set up a deer hunting camp.
Snow was falling, quaking aspen were quaking with cold and after parking the camper, I went after some firewood for the camp.  Everything was wet, so I got some pitchy standing lodgepole pine wood and stored it under the trailer for next week.  Here are a couple of pictures of the snow storm mixed with fall colors.

As I was coming out of the mountains snow was spitting on me as the sun was setting.  The snow storm reflected the beautiful orange and yellow colors for less than two minutes.  I had to stop and shoot different angles of the clouds.

Another wild day in Idaho.


Sunny said...

Now I remember why I loved living in Idaho! Amazing and lovely pictures.
Sunny :)

Roses and Lilacs said...

A preview of winter. Isn't it always a shock to go from summer like temperatures to sleet and snow?

Your photos are beautiful. You have lovely scenery to work with.

Enjoyed the family photos from the previous post. I'm really into my family's history. You are so lucky your Mom kept a journal.

Jann said...

Sounds just like the weather here in was warm yesterday but the wind picked up and today we have strong wind gusts and rain with a mix of snow flakes. UGH! Nice pics tho, ha!

Janie said...

Wild, but definitely beautiful. I love the golden aspen in the snow, and your sunset is amazing! Great shots.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Brrrrrr---sound unbelievable to me on October 1st. I love snow with a passion ---but first, I want to enjoy Fall for awhile. Beautiful pictures, Bill. That last one is fabulous. WOW!!!

Mary said...

Terrific photos, Bill--you have a great feel for weather and atmospherics in your creative photography. Here in North Florida, we are excited to have a taste of fall in the air, which for us means that overnight termps (finally!) are falling into the upper 50s or low 60s, so that we can open windows and breathe the fresh air.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Bill: You are rushing the seasons, I want to get through Fall before I worry about snow. I love your sunset, beautiful.

Leedra said...

Love the 1st photo, fall and snow together.