I made another trip to Cache Valley yesterday searching for the Snowy Owl, which at this point hasn't been reported for almost a week. Perhaps he has gone north with the slight hint of warming temps. I spent hours in the haze over the wetlands--the sun trying to shine through made the scene almost blindingly bright. I took no pictures of the hundreds of geese, nor the ducks, hawks, larks, or heron. Instead I took only shots of the bleak yet beautiful landscape all around me.
Going through my photos later, I found two I had taken of two sides of the same tree. On a whim I tried fitting them together, and they joined almost seamlessly. I could not have aligned two scenes more perfectly if I had tried. And that's what I will share from my trip. Two photos joined side by side to provide a serendipitous panoramic view of the wetlands at the Benson Marina, Cache Valley, Utah.
Today the temperatures are warming still and rain is now falling instead of snow. It will take a long time to melt the four-foot deep piles on the sides of the driveway, but the thaw has finally begun.