18 December 2005

Higher altitude

As we crested the hill, reaching a long plateau, the barren deciduous treetops sparkled all the way to the horizon. The sky was clear, a substantial blue, and the sunshine made the uppermost ice-encrusted limbs glisten. We marveled at the display while it lasted; as we descended into mountain shadow, the trees were once again ice-free and dull.


  1. Yes, the ice is beautiful on the trees.

    However, if you spent the hours I did breaking from my driveway, that "Beautiful" ice begins to look like a cold prison sentence.

    But I really do love winter.

  2. We get the prison sentence aspect more often actually, but it does my mind good to focus on the spectacular ice moments.