Thursday, November 4, 2010

The First Snow is Magical

I live very near Mt. Hood (or Wy'East, as the Native Americans called it) . I can see it's changing faces throughout the year from the window where I paint. I love the different seasons we have - especially when it snows and the landscape is blanketed in white. There is a quiet serenity and stillness about it that no other season has.
We had the first snowfall in October, when I took this picture. Since then it has snowed again and the mt. looks like a pile of whipped cream. It is still early, as the seasons of fall and winter overlap - and the snow may melt away somewhat at the lower elevations. But the ski lifts have opened already - so I guess winter has arrived, at least on the mt.
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  1. nice snapshot Jean. Mt. Hood happens to be one of my favorite subjects to paint and draw. Mt Hood is only an 1 hour and 50 minute drive SE from me on a fairly clear day....a little longer during adverse conditions. That puts me NW of Portland, & still in Oregon. :o) Keep up the nice work.

  2. Hello there.....that is so beautiful....we used to live in the Pacific Northwest in the summer and have never been there to see sorry we missed THIS!! Just lovely.