Finding the beauty in winter

It’s been a hard couple of weeks for those of us living in the Treasure Valley. A deep and depressing inversion has kept the sun away for longer than tolerable! Are you new to Boise and don’t know what an inversion is? Here’s a great explanation and visual description:

The making of a weather inversion

The making of a weather inversion

For more info on what makes an inversion:
What Is An Inversion

People are so thirsty for sunshine they are driving up to Idaho City  or Bogus Basin just to see the sun. As dwellers of this usually beautiful and mild valley, we are not accustomed to extended periods of time without the sun so we head to the hills to bask in it’s glory.

January inversion as viewed from the road to Bogus Basin

January inversion as viewed from the road to Bogus Basin

To get us through, and help us remember that there can be beauty in winter, I’m sharing these photos that I took before the inversion took it’s hold.

Boise River

Boise River in Winter

frosty pine

Frosty pine on a sunny winter day

Hopefully this inversion will pass in the next few days, as the forecast suggests, and we can all avoid a serious case of Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Boise River, near Eagle Road

Boise River, near Eagle Road

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