Wednesday, February 2, 2011


While the country east of the Continental Divide is under the grips of bitter cold, blizzard snow & crippling ice, Northern Utah is experiencing one of its 300+ days of unbelievable sunshine! Absolutely Gorgeous! Looking out the window, one’s breath is almost taken away by the stunning view.

Looking NW towards Snow Basin Ski Resort (zoomed in)

Looking NW towards Snow Basin Ski Resort (normal view)

Yet, as I step outside on the balcony to take unobstructed pictures,

my first breath is immediately caught in my throat and I begin coughing.

Looking SW towards Francis Peak mountains (zoomed in).

Looking SW towards Francis Peak mountains (normal view).

This is the deception!

While the sunshine and the mountains are shining in their glory,

it is bitterly cold, -12 F!


Very few birds have come to the feeders this morning. Just a handful of Black-Capped Chickadees, American Goldfinches, and Juncos are braving this frigid air.

Stay Warm and Cozy, My Mountain Green! I think it is time for a hot toddy!


Roy said...

Lovely scenes (to look at anyway Kathryn)
Make that two hot toddies.

KatNell said...

Roy, come on over for that toddy anytime.

Kathiesbirds said...

Toddy? what's a toddy? Is it a bird? :-) (Hee! hee!)

Laughing Orca Ranch said...


I have always held a soft spot in my heart for Utah! How lucky you are to call it home :)