In the cold regions of the world, winter is by definition white and peaceful. I had the chance to see and photograph some beautiful winter landscapes last year. Not too many would adventure to cross the northwestern United States during the cold season. However, those who do it even for short distances, will tell about how beautiful it is. Last year it was especially cold with a lot of snow, but if you take it easy, it’s not too bad. As a restless traveler, my husband took me through Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Don’t ask me why. He always comes up with the best reasons to convince me, and I believe him 🙂 Fact is that I wouldn’t have seen all those wonderful places otherwise… Here are some of my favorite photos from that trip. * Click on the images for a better view!
White hills and trees covered by snow
Wild Horses Crossing some snowy hills
Winter Morning In Roundup, Montana
And here is the Montana State Capitol Building in snow
Winter scene in Spencer, a small village in Idaho is one of my favorite winter photos. (I have some more, but it looks like I only uploaded one to my gallery…)
I was mostly impressed by the Palouse area in Washington. For those who don’t know, Palouse is a beautiful pastoral area of fertile rolling hills and prairies. You can see it in southeastern Washington, part of Idaho, northwestern side of Montana and even in northeastern Oregon. We drove over these hills covered with snow this time of the year. Here are some of the photos I got. * I still have to upload many.
Frozen winter hills in the Palouse, Washington
Winter farm in the Palouse, Washington area
Winter farm at the golden hour
Sunny winter day
… And here are two, with the country road we drove on crossing the Palouse
All the photos are part of my “Winter” gallery at Fine Art America, and available as prints for wall, home decor, accessories, cards and more. Just click on them for details.
… But, I like winter
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Idaho can sure get the snow in the winter. My sister lives in Idaho Falls, Idaho so I watch their weather. It’s usually nasty. 😀
Oh, that is a beautiful place!