Lisa, your first Alps picture makes me really champ at the bit to get out and try my high altitude Sierra winter backpacking thing. That's a wonderful pristine impossibly "pure" scene and the snow and clouds really work together. I'm getting very close to done with my big home-made camper project, so soon I'll be out to test if I can really handle snow camping and and high altitude snow backpacking. At times it seems a little crazy, but, well, crazy is what I do.
Drew, the instant I saw just the top part of your picture I had a stab of India homesickness. I don't know how I'll manage so many loves in my life!!