Snowy Trees in the Pennsylvania Mountains Bring 2007 to a Wintery Finish

Last night we were promised 2-4 inches of snow and by all accounts the weather forecasters were right on target. We did get about 3 inches of flaky, heavy snow.

Up before the sun, which is pretty easy to do now that the days are so short, I went outside with thermals on to snap a few pictures. The light was really dim, but getting so ever slightly brighter with each passing moment. Had I any foresight into the beautiful morning sunrise I would have set up the tripod and time-lapsed a few photos before the sun came up. The gray sky gently contrasted with the white snow perched on the tree limbs. Dark tree trunks stood out in the white and gray, winter woodland scene.

Snowy trees in the early morning light.

Snowy trees in the early morning light.

The snow is a bit like the ice we had a couple weeks ago as it is sticking to everything – at least until the wind picks up or until the sun starts shining.

Snow sticking to the tree limbs as seen from below.

Snow sticking to the tree limbs as seen from below.

It is a very still morning with only a crow silently drifting overhead. Its blackness moves in sharp contrast to the newly fallen snow on the tree limbs. Sometime in the night or early morning a fox had passed this way as told by the tracks it left behind.

I can’t describe the feeling one gets standing here in the middle of the woods, early in the morning before the sun is up, listening to the stillness…there is a feeling of being surrounded or closed in, but in a nice, warm hug kind of way…reverent, still, awesome.

A new day is dawning! To all our friends, far and wide, have a happy new year!

Imagine yourself standing in the center of this picture. No sound – the stillness is awesome. It gives you a feeling of being close to God.

Happy New Year! From our mountain home in the woods.

Happy New Year! From our mountain home in the woods.

Quisp says,

Quisp says, “How do you like my White Pine Christmas Tree? I think it’s just perfect for my long winter’s nap!”
Happy New Year to All!
May Your 2008 Be Full of Christmas Spirit All Year Long!

2 thoughts on “Snowy Trees in the Pennsylvania Mountains Bring 2007 to a Wintery Finish

  1. Absolutely wonderful!!! The weatherman says we may see see a few flakes on Wednesday but we’ll be able to count them as they fall. Oh well, I can always enjoy yours. Thanks!
    Pat

  2. Hey Pat! You know I took those snowy pics for you. I hope you get more than a few flakes when it does snow for ya!

    Stay warm and pat Squeaky for me!

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