Living in the Pacific Northwest (AKA Pacific North-Wet), means mostly rain and not much snow. However, the Cascade and Olympic Mountains are within a 2-hour drive from most places. Here are some pictures of the area where I live, from previous years.
My own back yard bird feeder, with a junco and song sparrow.
This is the parking lot where I work. January of 2011, where the snow started around 7PM the previous night, but people were distracted much of the day, admiring the snow-covered trees.
The ski area at Stevens Pass, along Highway 2 in the Cascade Mountains, about an hour from our house.
Snow “sculpture” in my back yard.
This has got to be my favorite winter bird picture. He’s a Townsend’s Warbler, and he comes back every year, even when it doesn’t snow, like here in 2012. He looks like a little bandit, with his black mask.
This one’s a ringer! That picture of Bryce was taken in October, and certainly not local!
Anyway, here’s to Winter, bringer of Cold, but Beautiful!