Elevation and geography. We have a similar situation. We’re close to the water which makes it milder here than it is just about five miles away at the foot of the hills where they often get rain or snow while it’s dry here.
Yes, there are big contrasts in this season brought about by only relatively small changes in terrain. We can see bare ground here in the valley and about ten miles away the mountain tops are pure white, even the trees. By now just over the tops on the lee side there is 20 feet of snow.
Is it my imagination, or is this a sequence taken through time? It looks as though there’s a little melting going on by the time we get to the last photo. They surely are beautiful. I love frost as much as snow – and it’s often more artful.
The fragility of frost. The photos were taken over only a ten minute period of time (including a dozen more photos that I haven’t yet posted). There was a slight change when just a tad bit of sun shone through the clouds.
Hi Montucky, I can see why you wrote the caption. Very fitting. I share your cold – getting colder daily here in TN. Will be in upper 20′s for the high soon and in low teens for the low on Tues. I am ready for Spring. Have an excellent coming week!
I guess we have one more night of frost then the weather fronts will change and we will have a chance for some snow. There has been a deep inversion layer here for over a week and the air quality in several of the cities has been just terrible. We live away from the cities and get a soft breeze coming up from the river that keeps our air good even with some of the inversion.