These lodges create a haunting and beautiful picture against the cold winter snow. They stand near Shelly's house on the Colville Indian Reservation in the tiny town of Kewa.
A view from Shelly's house...
The sun is just barely visible in the sky, casting a faint reflection in the near-freezing waters of the Columbia River. This picture was taken from the Gifford Ferry.
The sun makes a brief and deceptive appearance above the silent winter landscape.
Once again, I am surprised by the changes I feel this winter. No shadow of gloom has come to settle in my brain. Instead, I feel a sense of wonder and mystery at these dark winter months.