Winter Moments Around Puget Sound

Posted in Nature, Photo essay, Photography, Visual Art

Whidbey Life Magazine Contributor
January 26, 2017

Whidbey Island has been my home for the past 21 years, and as time goes by, I find it to be only more inspiring and comforting as a place to live. The natural beauty of our island, as well as the community spirit we share with one another, makes it a unique and cherished gift for all of us. I enjoy celebrating our living treasures by taking photographs, whether I am walking, cycling, or driving around the island.  This winter, I have found what nature offers to be especially uplifting, and I would like to share some of those moments with you.

Ice feathers on Lone Lake

Saratoga Passage at sunset

Winter blossom

Snow Geese gather in Skagit Valley

Ivy on Madrone tree

Frosty trees along Coles Road

Treasure-hunting squirrel

Sunrise over the Cascades

Frost on Double Bluff beach

Ice sculptures on frozen pond

Driftwood teepee, Seattle skyline

From the family farm

Mukilteo lighthouse

Seed pod at Deer Lagoon

Susan Scott is a photographer and author who lives in Langley, Washingon. You can learn more about her here.


  1. All are beautiful, but a couple are so insightful! I love the teepee against the Seattle skyline; encapsulates about 40,000 years of human structure history. SZ

  2. I am so grateful for cameras and people who see what some of us don’t and for your double gift of being able to see, and being able to show us. Thank you, Susan.

  3. So thrilling to see “the artist’s eye” on the move through these exquisite compositions. Combined with the great range of subjects–from the Cascades to a horse’s eye, from the distant city to intimately-glimpsed ice feathers, that eye has delivered a masterful photo essay. It re-kindles the glow I feel about Whidbey since my most recent visit there.

  4. Thank you so much for your responses to these winter moments on Whidbey. You all remind me how essential it is to keep on sharing the gifts we behold, and celebrating the heartfelt connections we have with one another!
    Susan Scott

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