A blizzard and a stream

Winter landscape - 2013 © Christopher Martin

I was walking along a forested stream that runs parallel with the Elbow River where they run under Highway 8 near Discovery Ridge on the western edge of Calgary on Saturday morning.  When the snow started to fall, it took very little time for the flakes to grow in both size and frequency.

In the blizzard - 2013 © Christopher Martin

The trees were soon cloaked in white, leaving the water alone to provide a little colour in the landscape.

Little rapids - 2013 © Christopher Martin

It was quiet with only the sound of the snow falling.  And a serene walk along this tributary to the Elbow River among the trees that edge its length.

The blizzard raven - 2013 © Christopher Martin

Near the end of the walk, a raven flew overhead – the snow visible between us.

10 responses

  1. vastlycurious.com

    The raven photo has so many possibilities even as a background. It’s one of my favorites !

    November 21, 2013 at 10:32 am

  2. Wonderful

    November 10, 2013 at 2:25 pm

  3. Incredibly, awesomely GORGEOUS!

    November 10, 2013 at 6:29 am

  4. Fraz

    ownsome pictures

    November 5, 2013 at 11:19 pm

  5. Magic.

    November 5, 2013 at 11:14 pm

  6. elmediat

    That shot of the raven is archetypal – a dramatic & powerful image. Another beautiful sequence that is full of wonder & mystery. 🙂

    November 5, 2013 at 9:51 am

  7. The last photo with the snow and the raven is beautiful!

    November 4, 2013 at 2:31 pm

  8. I love seeing the falling snow , and like the slower shutter speed in the second last photo.

    November 4, 2013 at 11:57 am

  9. Wow! To be able to capture the glory of creation in this way is truly a gift. I am so glad you share your gift so freely. This post was profoundly poetic and the pictures said everything. Thanks!

    November 4, 2013 at 5:56 am

  10. The second one is fantastic!

    November 4, 2013 at 3:28 am

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