Posted by
Don (Spokane, United States) on 9 January 2011 in Plant & Nature.

The Spokane River in the midst of the current very cold period. We were driving to a friend's house. I was riding along and made this drive-by shot.
I hope you like it as a Sunday post.

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good morning Don,
The sight of snow on the landscape fills me with joy. It is more than beautiful. The pine trees left and right, including the snow in the foreground form a beautiful border around the whole view. The mist including the amazing water reflections and shadows are excellent for expression. The building in the background is a very nice addition. The light blue touch supports the general view positively. The image is pure romance and I like it very well. More than 5 stars ************** For several days the outside temperature is warmer and more pleasant. However, it is raining in between. Yesterday was the outside temperature is 9.5 ° degrees Celsius plus. This morning it is 4.5 degrees Celsius plus. I tried this morning at 7:30 German time clock to leave a comment under your picture. First I had to connect to your blog. When I tried to send the comment, the connection was lost. The web page of aminus was displayed with a reference to a fault. It frustrates me. In between I had in the last days the same problems in other blogs and my own. It was all a bit chaotic in recent days. I try to send an e-Mail today. Have a nice Sunday and all the best including your family and friends. Thank you very much for your nice comments in recent days.
Dear greetings Christel, Detlev and Ranger.

9 Jan 2011 7:18am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Gloriously still and I can imagine the loud silence that accompanies a moment like this . .

9 Jan 2011 9:39am

yz from Budapest, Hungary


9 Jan 2011 9:52am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Excellent shot, I like it a lot!

9 Jan 2011 10:28am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

A marvel of light and soft colors. A photo which I would have liked making

9 Jan 2011 10:42am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Magical, and even more so in that it's a drive by.

9 Jan 2011 11:31am

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

wonderful moody shot...

9 Jan 2011 11:55am

Andrés from Chapel Hill, NC, United States

The mood here is wonderful and I love the mist and the light in this image.

9 Jan 2011 2:22pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Simply beautiful! Wonderful cold winter it!

9 Jan 2011 3:39pm

Sally from Stanwood, WA, United States

Beautiful image, Don. I love the coloration and the mist off the water.

9 Jan 2011 4:36pm

Irene from L C, France

Nice and serene place. I love the marvelous light...

9 Jan 2011 4:45pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

very nice. wonderful reflections

9 Jan 2011 4:46pm

Franz from Baden, Austria

very nicely composed and framed, don! i do love those bright and clear colors on a sunny winter's day! the rising mist adds to the charm of the frame!

9 Jan 2011 4:53pm

tataray from france, France

Merveilleuse lumière.
Magnifiques reflets... ))
Ambiance feutrée superbe.

9 Jan 2011 5:45pm

Candace from Phoenix, AZ, United States

Just beautiful, the colors...the mood...

9 Jan 2011 6:28pm

Hadassah from Chciago, United States

This is a wonderful scene! we had a similar occurrence on the pond by our house last week, I so wished I has my camera at the time.. Thanks for capturing what I couldn't, even more beautifully! Miss following your blog, I hope to get a little better at this in the near future. Hope all is well!

9 Jan 2011 8:21pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Superb shot! Nice colours, lighting and reflections...

9 Jan 2011 8:21pm

Harry from Apex, United States

I like the trees on the left and right, framing the image. The cool blue tones as well as the rising steam reinforce the winter-ness of the image.

9 Jan 2011 9:55pm

Otto K. from Atlanta, United States

Nicely seen. I do like the mist coming from the water.

9 Jan 2011 10:39pm

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

Gorgeous shot don, the rising mist really does it for me here along with the lovey winter landscape and the beautiful reflections. Great image!

10 Jan 2011 12:19am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

amazing scene! very good composition and excellent light! the steam rising off the surface looks great and adds extra interest to this scene! i also like the slight blue tinge to the snow as it enhanced the cold temperature...

10 Jan 2011 2:12am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

A beautiful moment...glad you caught it.
Love that blue color tone and the wonderful effect of the steam...surely not something seen everyday.

10 Jan 2011 2:22am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I like it a lot, Don. The snow and nice reflections are tops.

10 Jan 2011 2:51am

monsterhigh@@@ from Switzerland

Great smoke of this unlimited area!! lOVE!

10 Jan 2011 3:11am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Gorgeous. Nothing better than snow on a bright sunny day.

10 Jan 2011 4:11am

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

Superb natural photo!

10 Jan 2011 4:22am

Diane from Hythe, Alberta, Canada

love it!

10 Jan 2011 4:01pm

POBSB from Tilburg, Netherlands

wow, love the colors

10 Jan 2011 4:44pm

rian from Vestavia Hlls, United States

i do like the mist over the water.. nicely shot.. :)

10 Jan 2011 7:46pm

Piero from LYON, France

Beautiful landscape !
I love it !

12 Jan 2011 1:01pm

D. K. Sutton from Philadelphia, PA, United States

Love the reflections emerging through the mist. Nice shot!

13 Jan 2011 7:19am

Rose from United States

That could be on a Christmas card!

16 Jan 2011 3:06am