It’s the heart of winter now, but that doesn’t stop me from exploring. In fact, even when the fall foliage attracted huge crowds of leaf-peepers, I was already looking forward to winter and the snowy landscapes that come with it. Photo opportunities are virtually endless all year round over here. It’s fantastic.
In summer, I had a great time photographing the lush green mountains and the rivers that cut across beautiful building-dotted valleys. Fall was overwhelmingly stunning; no more words needed there.
Now, in winter, the landscapes are covered in thick blankets of snow; icicles hang from the roofs of houses and covered bridges; and smoke puffs out of chimneys. In the evening, cozy fireplaces and reading lights shine through windows and sparkle on the dark mountainsides. During the day, people bundle up and head out on snowshoes or skis. Frozen lakes can be crossed on foot and offer fun ice-fishing opportunities, while plow trucks clear the roads after yet another heavy snowfall.
It’s a magical time of year.