Friday, February 16, 2007

It was a day of such brilliance

Three inches of drifted snow with a heavy glaze of ice visited the valley two nights ago. Today the sun came out and the combination was pretty spectacular.

For most of the day half the park was inaccessible and the wind and very low temperatures made venturing outside pretty unpleasant but if you were armed with a camera it was irresistible.

The moment the sun emerged everything was thrown into high relief.

As I walked I left no footprints as the snow was glazed over with a thick layer of ice. This made for difficult footing but incredible lighting.

The Mumma farmstead was beautiful but unreachable except by snowplow.

Braving the elements for pictures.

Bundle up!

See you at the park.

Ranger Mannie

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for braving the elements. I always like to start the day by checking your blog.