The first couple months of winter have been so pretty. We've still only got about a foot of snow on the ground, although I noticed in the forecast that we might get a little bit more in the next couple of days. Sure, the snowbanks near the well-traveled roads are gunky looking, but that would happen anywhere, and just beyond the snowplows' berms is some of the most crisp, most serene scenery you can find.
Such as the frost on these bushes at Inlet View Road, overlooking the beach way down below:
And these from the same spot, looking the other direction:
Snowy trees in the foothills, on the way to Anchorage:
A closer look:
And an unexpected bonus of the shortened days has been the prolonged twilights. This is what I see out my kitchen window in the evenings when the sky is clear: