During the North Dakota winter, the tendency is to stay indoors as much as possible. That’s understandable as the season can be unforgiving with scouring winds and week-long snaps of sub zero temperatures. However, the season also affords moments of profound beauty, stillness, and wonder. A favorite pastime of mine is just going out and being immersed in it all, breaking trail across the untrammeled snow and observing winter’s glory. Albeit these escapes often lead to frozen fingers, fogged lenses, and the occasional vehicle problem it all seems worth it. Here are a few images of winter time in North Dakota. Click on an image to launch the gallery.