A Frosted Morning Mid December

January 14, 2012

These pictures are from a group I shot on a cold December morning in 2009 just west of Lake Leland, a small lake about four miles north of Quilcene, Washington and a half-hour’s drive south of Port Townsend.

A very rare event happened in the early hours of that day. The previous night’s rain was flash frozen on the trees and foliage and caused everything to take on an indescribably beautiful mantle of crystalline white. Truly, these pictures couldn’t do it justice. I feel quite fortunate that I was able to see the occurrence. I’ve never ever seen anything else quite like it even in ice storms and snow storms. It only lasted a short while as the temperature raised and the ephemeral quality of the “frost haze” melted and evaporated into a mist.

The current backdrop picture for this blog is from this series.

I am always grateful to have this marvelous invention to capture nature in its constant wonder.

 

All images Copyright 2012 by G. W. German. All Rights Reserved.

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