Peak Winter Peaks


Our winter weather started in November and we still have a couple of months to go. And, according to the weather guy, March is usually our snowiest month. Here are some landscape images from the first half of winter that feature the beautiful snow covered peaks. It’s a continuous cycle. It snows, some of it melts, and then it snows again … all winter long. I think the mountains are most beautiful when they have a fresh coating of snow. And luckily the peaks will have snow on them until the end of spring. My camera and I appreciate the season’s gifts and like to capture the beauty while it lasts. I hope you enjoy these winter peaks … in the peak of our winter!

A peak with the name of S-9 of the Sneffels' range is featured in this winter image with an oak brush foreground.

‘Oak Brush Below Winter Mountain’ © Denise Bush

A modest mountain is covered in a white coat!

‘Mountain In A Winter Coat’ © Denise Bush

An old broken fence leads the way to some peaks, peeking above the snow-covered hill.

‘Broken & Buried’ © Denise Bush

A pristine winter, San Juan Mountains landscape makes a beautiful Colorado postcard.

‘Winter Postcard’ © Denise Bush

An old broken-down fence provides an interesting foreground in this winter mountain scene.

‘Snow, Fence & Mountain’ © Denise Bush

Snow-covered mountains stand out agains the stormy winter sky.

‘Winter Wilderness’ © Denise Bush

An old broken fence, buried under the snow acts as a frame for the mountain peaks beyond.

‘Framed’ © Denise Bush

Some gentle mountain tops create a pretty anchor for a beautiful winter sky at sunset.

‘Winter Mountain Tops’ © Denise Bush

44 Responses to “Peak Winter Peaks”

  1. Beautiful landscapes and great photos, Denise.

  2. Stunning! I don’t enjoy the snow but it’s sure pretty to look at 🥰

    • Thank you LaShelle! Well you are best off looking at pictures rather than living here … it snows a lot! 🙂

      • I live in the mountains of North Georgia 🥰 so I get the best of both worlds. Warmth, occasional snow, stunning green nature, and foggy mountain mornings. No complaints here! I’m exactly where I should be ☺️

  3. Gorgeous scenery, Denise. Those mountains offer such a majestic backdrop! I especially like ‘Oak Brush Below Winter Mountain.’ ❤

    • Thanks Eliza … glad you picked that one. That is a pretty peak that gets little attention. They didn’t even come up with a good name … S-9! One peak in this range has 3 names. ?

  4. 8 bcplimpton

    What wonderfully moody images. I just love them all.

  5. They are all beautiful shots, as usual, Denise. What’s the average temp when you are out photographing these beautiful mountains?

    • I would say the temps could be anywhere between 12 and 34 degrees for the most part. As soon as the sun goes down it gets cold quick and I am often shivering. I have to take a glove off to work my camera settings and I can see how frostbite happens! It can get in the 40s in the day during the winter too.

  6. Two of my favorite things to photograph are subjects in fresh snow and sand dunes. I love that the simplicity of lines that often occur in both of these. I like the oaks in “‘Oak Brush Below Winter Mountain.” I like how the cloud mimics the shape of the mountains in ‘Mountain In A Winter Coat’.

  7. So much snow piques your interest in peeking through a viewfinder when the winter peaks are at their peak.

  8. Beautiful photos as always! I can’t believe how much snow we’re getting this winter.

  9. They’re all so beautiful! I agree with you about the snowcapped mountains being the prettiest. The Sierras are the same for me.

  10. Exquisite snowy landscapes, Denise. The minimalism in Broken and Buried is interesting. Wondering what snow fences do? Mark a path or border?

    • Hi Jane … thanks! The fences shown here are just broken down ranch fences once used to mark borders. I do see snow fences nearby these but they have vertical slats and are used to control wind & erosion.

  11. Those mountains look splendid with their winter finery, Denise. Oak Brush below Winter Mountain is very nice and the oaks look like an orchard. If Winter Postcard was to be a postcard it would be sold out in no time. Our mountains, for the most part, are covered in trees so have a very different appearance in winter. Thus they are more appealing in autumn but can be winter attractions as well.

  12. These are all winter post cards! Wonderful collection of your winter wonderland! My favorite is “Oak Brush Below Winter Mountain.” Love how you composed the different elements in that image.


    Love the layers your images captured!

    • Hi Elaine! The mountains lend themselves to creating images with layers unlike a flat landscape. Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment!

  14. Mountain peaks with a bit of snow topside do have more character. Think I like “Oak Brush” the best.

  15. The Rockies do look glorious with snow cover. Let’s hope the snow cover last for awhile this year.

    My top three in no particular order are: “Oak Brush Below Winter Mountain”, “Winter Postcard”, and “Snow Fence & Mountain”.

    • Thanks for letting me know your favorites! If the snow lasts too long when it warms up it starts to look dirty. The spring winds can carry a lot of dirt with them.

  16. Some really awesome shots, Denise!!! Such breathtaking captures!! I love snow capped mountains and want to thank you for sharing these!! Nothing more beautiful than the Colorado Rockies!!

    • Thanks very much. I’m glad you enjoy seeing them. Some think that there’s no prettier place than the San Juan’s of the Rockies! 😀

  17. Postcard perfect for sure! Clever name for the “Mountain in a Winter Coat”. The fence featured in several of the images is really interesting. Enjoying your snow photos. No snow in sight here. XOXO

    • I’m very glad you are enjoying the snowtographs. We’ve had several snows but the most we’ve gotten at any one time is about 6 inches. Thank you for looking!

  18. 40 Lisa Sitko

    Truly breathtaking. Can’t wait to see your next photo series.

    • Thanks so much Lisa. I have a few themes I’m working on. I collect them according to subject and post when I have enough. I always appreciate your visits … XO!

  19. Amazing winter landscapes!

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