Winter Mountains

This is a very familiar sight to me. Deep, serious winter snow. Blowing, swirling, wheeling, billowing wildly, settling uncomfortably only to be on the move again.

I find that this photo, by photographer Arthur Stanisz, captures the disquiet and restlessness of a winter storm. The mountain acts as a sort of monochromatic canvas, a supporting frame amid the curtain of darkening, louring skies.

This storm should be respected: stay inside with a good blanket and some hot chocolate.

Photo by Arthur Stanisz

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/photography/proof/2017/04/your-shot-unbelievable-landscapes/

Happy week, everyone. ๐Ÿ™‚

27 thoughts on “Winter Mountains”

  1. I love how the snow blowing over the mountain just blends in with the clouds. Agreed, there’s always something so cozy about being bundled up in blankets with a hot chocolate during a snow storm. Stay warm out there.

  2. A perfect view from a warm cabin window. I can see the chimney smoke curling up softly as the winter drags slowly on. Hope all is well Lynette. Allan

    1. Being able to look out the window and exclaim, โ€œmy thatโ€™s bad out there,โ€ while sipping a hot beverage is a good reminder to be respectful of the weather and grateful that weโ€™re not out in it. ๐Ÿ™‚
      I am well, thanks, Allan. I hope you and yours are too.

  3. Cold, forbidding, yet strangely compulsive. That’s a place to watch from afar, preferably from the comfort of a heated room somewhere safe!

      1. Yes, Lynette. Observing from the safety and comfort of a warm room, we can allow our imagination to take the risks of venturing out there, and live through it vicariously rather than in reality.

  4. Lynette, a stunning photo and beautifully described by yourself – I particularly like ‘the curtain of darkening, louring skies’. The image reminds me of the paintings by Caspar David Friedrich – dramatic, a hint of the monochrome, full of atmosphere!

  5. Terrific photo and a lovely description. And I agree, there’s something lovely and sublime about being able to see something such as this outside your window whilst nestled inside, clutching a hot cup of steaming something…

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