So pretty - is that frost or snow coating the trees?Loved the logging path photo - made me want to take a walk and see what was around the bend.
Talon...very good question...it is a special kind of frost that occurs mainly at higher elevations: it is called Hoar frost or soft Rime frost; defined as white ice crystals, loosely deposited on the ground or exposed objects, that form on cold clear nights when heat losses into the open skies cause objects to become colder than the surrounding air. We visited Sugar and Beech mountain and all living things were coated with about 1/2" of it making everything a bright sheer white. Against the absolute blueness of the sky~~ it was wondrous and very surreal. I had never seen anything like it before. It caused the whole area to look surreal; a true winter wonderland. This was at about 5,500 feet.
Fantastic photo. I love mountains but don't live that close to any. Have to go to Wales or Scotland for them.