Your photos just blow my image of California away! Hope it's warm soon. But lovin' your icy photos still :D
Wow! there is a stunner! the brightness of the ice against the dark water and the reflected trees is marvellous.
I used to work with someone who moved from Colorado to take a job in Southern California. He was in his 50s and was amazed to learn that there were mountains in Los Angeles. He thought Southern California was flat. California has more environmental diversity than any other state. Rugged mountains, green valleys, rolling hills, seashore and the desert.
Well Kaori...don't give up your images of California just yet!!! We are in the Eastern Sierras...a pretty substantial mountain range that runs through mid and northern California. The ski resort here in Mammoth was founded by Dave McCoy...in the early 40's he worked as a hydrographer for Los Angeles Dept of Water and Power, measuring snow levels to determine water available for the LA area...he figured out that our snow levels were really good and would be perfect for a ski resort...and so it started!!!
Thanks Tash!!! It was fascinating being here at Gull Lake at this time...half the lake was completely free of ice, the other half was covered with this ice melt...never having lived in snow before...or by lakes, it's all been a fun, new experience!!!And we just happened to land ourselves in the snowiest part of the state, eh, DB?!!!!
lol! not sure I'd enjoy the slushy shoe...I'm not a wet shoe person. But, it is amazing to watch a lake melt from frozen to glass.Good luck with the snow---was sunny but windy here Fri, but o/cast and chilly today, rain tomorrow...so, hold on to your hat, it's coming!
California's larger than some countries, our landscapes diverse and beautiful. Seems like you're getting more than your share of snow this year! But we'll take that run-off.
I was up high in the Angeles Forest this week, and there were traces of snow by the side of the trail. And I had to walk through a river, so can relate to the shoe full of slush. Loved it.
Trish...as a kid I used to go on river hikes in Girl Scout camp...talk about slushy shoes...but not as cold as up here!!!Glad we can oblige with the runoff Petrea!!!The snow has been absolutely amazing this year Hiker!!! But enough's enough!!! Ah well...one of the best things about nature is that we humans have no control over her!!!
Your photographs are truly awe inspiring! I love this one.
Thank you Linda!!!
That is such a beautiful reflection photo! I love snow and ice. :)
Thank you James!!!