Beautiful fall colors in Idaho near the Snake River. I worked my way into the thick overgrowth along the shoreline of this small lake in order to get the peaceful reflections. It was a cold frigid morning. It is possible there was ice on this pond that melted off prior to my arrival. Fortunately it was off season and I had the place to myself, nothing but me and perfect nature. This was definitely a Zen moment.
The Milky Way galaxy above Devils Tower in Wyoming.
It was a couple months from the official day of winter here at Yellowstone National Park at Sylvan Lake. Yet this is more winter than what much of the country experiences all winter long.