I got goosebumps when I looked at these. Brrrr. But what a coincidence – today I took some pictures around the yard and the effect was the same. Icy frost on everything, but on a much smaller scale than these Montana trees. This kind of frost is pretty but .it’s very hard on the deer and other animals that browse on twigs. Interesting weather, isn’t it?
It seems like weather like this usually came in November, not January. The deer don’t seem to mind: they are doing well because they can still get at some of the grasses and the antelope bitterbush is still doing well.
Frost creates beautiful art, doesn’t it? When it happens here and I am able to get out to take pictures, I feel very fortunate. Lucky you to be treated to the display … it is a precious thing because it does not last long.
I remember from 15 or so years ago (before I had a digital camera) seeing some frost much heavier than this in an area that I haven’t visited very often since. If we have these conditions again I will visit there.
Great photos from trees covered by hoarfrost! In my new town where I live I have seen similar phenomena few times. What has been to me odd that birches have been changed to “silver birches”. So Mother Nature is great artist.
I have read of the weather on the east coast lately and sometimes it has been colder there than here. I live in a small sheltered area that often escapes the coldest of the weather that the Canadians so kindly send our way.
Such joy at seeing these beautiful trees….the photos may be monochromatic, but there is a hint of colour. So tempting to want to go and hug them and ruffle those branches, like some boy-child’s head, in affection! Lovely photos. :O)