The photo was taken in the New Forest in Hampshire, England, just at the edge of a stand of Scots Pine trees near and area called Crab Tree Bog. Silver Stream isn't much more than a damp ditch during the summer, but when I visited it was after a week of rain and the excess water from the surrounding bog was draining into the stream.
Ray Bensen Snow Park straddles the edge of the recently burned forest at Santiam Pass. Snow and ice from last storm plasters the windward side of the trees. It started melting and making slush bombs later in the day. The XC (aka Nordic) skiing here is really good; almost all the snow reaches the ground, and it's harder to get lost in this sort of forest. Not that I would recommend burning your forest to improve the skiing!
Title: Rya Åsar, Borås, Sweden
Description: This was taken a few days after Christmas in a forest on the outskirts of Borås in Sweden, called Rya Åsar. It's been very nice winter weather with more less the entire second part of December and the temperature has stayed well below zero; perfect conditions for a small photo trip.
It was taken just before Christmas - it's a fairly small forest called Hedensted Skov (Skov means forest in Danish) just outside the town of Hedensted in Denmark. My inlaws live there, and we visited my husband's family for Christmas.
The night after the photo was taken temperatures reached -19 C, so combined with the up to 40 cm snow the area had received over the last few days, it was the perfect setting for a white Christmas...