Winter is coming

The mountains say so.

As do the lakes.

The goats are fat with fur in preparation.

And humans will be less welcome than usual.

Time to pull out clothing unworn since April; and sharpen skis, crampons, and snowshoes.

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133 thoughts on “Winter is coming

  1. Ah, the picture of the goat was sweet with the sun just peeking through the clouds and great composition ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Yep, that goat shot is really great!

  3. You forgot that Ned Stark also says so.

    Great pictures!

  4. Simply beautiful, thank you

  5. Stunning images — were these all taken in the same area? If so, what a spectacular region!

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  6. Great photos – thanks for sharing them. Love them all. Am now off to find winter clothing

  7. Winter, you had to remind me? lol. But, if I had to be reminded, at least it was with your beautiful photos. Very nicely done.

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  8. Stunning photos. Congratulations on Freshly Pressed.

  9. awesome…….. winter ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. I loved the broken glassy Ice sheet; brr!

  11. Wow! great pictures!!! Love the goat.

  12. Great photos, but I’m sure glad I don’t live where you do. Too, too cold.

  13. i love the very first shot, nice perspective..

  14. That first picture was so striking! And the ice on the lake is impressive. Isn’t it cool what cold water can do? ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Winter is indeed coming–and I welcome it with open arms! Haha awesome post, I love the photos. ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Soooo beautiful!! I love the shot of the lake with the ice sheet on top. Gorgeous.

  17. Beautiful! I say bring it on. I love winter!

  18. great photos, makes me look forward to winter

  19. That goat looks wise. Like the Rafiki of the mountain. Great pics!

  20. Gorgeous pictures! And I must admit I like that goat one too, but the first photo is stunning. Thanks for sharing and congrats on being freshly pressed!

  21. amazing pictures !!!!! thanks !

  22. whoo..Woow! Totally awesome!
    Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed! ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. awesome

  24. I hate the thought of winter arriving, but love your pictures!

    Ronnie

  25. some really dramatic pictures

  26. Beautiful photos – Thanks for sharing!

  27. Great pictures, especially the goat

  28. Gorgeous! I love the sense of space in these photos

  29. The goat is so QT. The lake is so pretty. =)

  30. What beautiful pictures! My favorite is the one of the goat as well. The way the sun is peaking through and the goat is looking into the camera is just awesome!

    -Ricky
    The Wanderer
    http://www.thewandererfl.wordpress.com
    http://www.facebook.com/thewandererfl

  31. Wow. That first picture actually made me feel as if I was on the water!

  32. these……….were………AMAZING!!!!!!!

  33. these……….were………AMAZING!!!!!!! (not just the goat) :0)

  34. These are amazing! So beautiful!

  35. Lovely pictures! You must live in a beatiful environment

  36. Thanks everyone! Lots of traffic in this little corner of the world today. I appreciate you taking the time.

    All the photos were taken on one day this past weekend, in the Many Glacier valley of Glacier National Park; hiking up to the Grinnell Glacier. One of the most-traveled trails in the park during summer, but I think the area shows itself a bit better in autumn. The valley will be ski terrain in another month.

    The wind coming off the continental divide and into the valley can be quite brutal. I had some better compositions of the broken ice on Lake Sherborn, but left my gloves in the truck and the 20 F temps and 30 mph gusts made it painful to hold the camera with bare hands. Most exposures were as a result a bit crooked.

  37. Stunning pictures. Even people who don’t enjoy winter would enjoy these scenes!

  38. Wonderful post. I love the pictures, and the explanation. It is short, to the point, and nice. This had to have taken a long time to organize and put together. You make it look easy to put this together. Smile.

  39. Good god these are BEAUTIFUL!!! Where is this?

  40. These are so lovely. Thanks for sharing them.

    The goat is amazing! I live on the Hudson River just north of Manhattan and have seen ice like this on our river. Have you been there when it moves — cracking and squeaking? Very cool.

    1. I have indeed! Last winter I skied up to a local lake and camped out. The -20 F temps had the lake singing throughout the night: https://bedrockandparadox.wordpress.com/2010/12/31/testing/

  41. Wow, those shots are beautiful. I may be biased though because I LOVE the winter. It’s comforting to me in a way that no other season is. I can’t explain it.

  42. Oh wow! It so beautiful. I like the picture that have fat goat. first time i see, I think it is a big foot. Ha ha ha

  43. I really wish I could see snow at least once
    n now i see it in here ^^

  44. Nice! I love the first photo! You can really feel the dephth of the photo! It’s hard to make that happen with photography! Nice! Congrats for being on FP!

    http://www.thecameraangle.wordpress.com

  45. Charlotte Lehman November.10.2011 — 18:15

    Truly great photos! Absolutely beautiful!

  46. Ditto on the goat photograph,but I enjoyed viewing all your photographs on this post. Where did you take them?

  47. Beautiful! I love the first one.

  48. Wow. Amazing images, love the close-up shots of the ice and that adorable mountain goat!

  49. Love the ice glass and the not quite water lake. The cloud covered mountain with black water lake at the base is precisely how I feel about winter. I was born in late spring in a place very much like this. Fortunately my parents knew how much I hated the cold & forthwith removed me. Thank you for the brief visit to a place I might rather never go. Now, give it about 80-90 degrees and we’ll talk. And, of course, congrats on FP!

  50. Wow! Am I glad I popped in and had a look at these – they’re beautiful! ๐Ÿ™‚

  51. Beautiful images. Here in Central America, preparing for winter means toughening up for the last few months of constant rain before the dry season begins.

  52. Gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous photos!

  53. This is awesome. Winter IS Coming.

  54. These are absolutely fantastic. You have the skills of an artist.

  55. Great shots. I am NOT a winter person but do appreciate the beauty. I’ve already been wearing my stock of Ice Breaker layers for the last two months…joy. As long as I’m dressed appropriately for the weather I love it (in small doses)!

  56. I know a picture says a thousand words, but the one word that comes to my mind is …
    majestic!
    great photos, especially the top one.
    Cheers
    -Ron

  57. Beautiful – Thanks for posting!

  58. Gorgeous pictures! Winter is definitely coming, whether we are ready or not.

  59. So so so beautiful and fascinating! How perfect ๐Ÿ™‚

  60. I looooove these pictures!
    Hope one day I can be there!

  61. I love Glacier. Winter comes early and stays late. I’ve been there in June when the snow tunnels still remain close to the top of Going-to-the-Sun. Your pics are fantastic.

  62. Beautiful photos, thanks for them.

  63. Simply superb! I wonder if I’ll ever get to visit these beautiful places…

  64. Sad thing there is no LIKE button

    1. That is just not how I roll around here. I’m afraid readers have to do it the old-fashioned way.

  65. Absolutely beautiful! I first visited Canada in winter 2009 and I do miss it…. these pictures really take me back. Where were they taken?

  66. Beautiful pictures.. love the lake pic

  67. Love your work! Hope to live somewhere so scenic in a couple of years. Most excellent goat too! :PP

  68. Amazing shots! First one is pretty good ๐Ÿ™‚

  69. Normally I really don’t like the winter, but your photos are just wonderful :o)
    Thank you for sharing them!

    Take care and keep up the good job!

  70. Pure freedom, I can almost breathe in the icy-clear mountain air myself. Love the blog

  71. super…

  72. beautiful! first one is amazing!!!! Love it!!

  73. Love the photos, they are beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

  74. Love the photos, they are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  75. Beautiful!
    Where can I click on the “Like” button?

  76. I like winter because I can wear stockings with my frocks and wear layers by adding a coat and scarf. Winter clothes are great. I’m tan so winter means I’m going to become paler. Where you live looks too cold though. Nevertheless great pics – especially that goat!

  77. A very unique blog with an amazing collection of photography.. A refreshing and chilling read after a long time. Thank you for sharing and congrats on being on FP! Good luck.

  78. beautiful photos

  79. Eye candy for the soul.

    Thank you so very much.

    LDS

  80. Wheel in the sky keeps turning!

  81. Beautiful images. I love Winter!

  82. beautiful pictures ๐Ÿ™‚

  83. Love the photos, the black and white ones look awesome!

  84. Beautiful photos, where were they taken? The serenity and space there is amazing, if not for the cold temp. which me and my bones abhor, I’d like to be there! Nice job & congrats on be FP’d.

  85. Beautiful!

  86. What a beautiful location. Winter is coming, indeed! Sounds like you (and the goats) are prepared.

  87. Ahhh the beauty of the Earth! I love the mountains in winter and the pics are beautiful. Makes me homesick for the Rockies. Wax up those skinny skies.

  88. Absolutely breath taking. Where is this? I loved the picture of the lake. The colors are beautiful.

    http://indiraadams.wordpress.com
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  89. I love sharpening crampons… it’s so meditative. I can’t wait.

  90. MasyaALLAH, beautiful ..

  91. The words, matched with magnificent photographs, cause visual/story magic.

  92. great pictures! I love winter!!!

  93. Fun collection of photos to highlight the changes. Thanks for sharing.

  94. Andrea Thomson Viner @ Iowa Dog Blog November.11.2011 — 10:53

    Beautiful pictures, and I love your simple, crisp narration! Where were these pictures taken?

  95. wow fantastic pictures, – though so glad I have just bought a new coat!

  96. you amazingly captured silent sneaky winter. feel blessed to have witnessed this work of genius ๐Ÿ™‚

  97. Thanksss a lot for this post!!

    Made me feel so so warm!

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  98. Incredible. We don’t get to see scenes like this in India!

  99. Absolutely amazing photos! Thanks so much for sharing…

  100. Wow! Almost as good as being there!

  101. Spectacularrrr I love it !

  102. Do you sell any of your photos as prints? Would love to have the mountain one in a frame on my wall.

    1. Not at the moment, though I’d be open to pursuing it.

  103. Amazing photos!! Thanks.

  104. Dude! Viral post.

    Winter sucks. Enjoy.

  105. Some amazing picture here, I like the frozen lake. What type of camera were these pictures taken with?

  106. Interesting Blog…
    Cheers!

  107. Breathtaking photos :). I really love your post.

  108. Sports & Concert Updates December.24.2011 — 01:28

    Winter captured on time. Picture-perfect. Kudos to your photography…

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