• Morning snowy foggy tree

    by  • February 18, 2012 • Sierra Foothills, Weather, Winter • 5 Comments

    Across the valley, where Willow Creek flows south, there is a tall sugarpine that becomes backlit at a certain point in the morning.  It must be on our side of the mountain, but far below.  Here it is in November:

    Early morning, February 15th, I woke up to see everything covered in a frosting of snow. I especially like snow during the day when I can watch it.  As dawn broke and the fog lifted, I could see my backlit tree appearing in and out of it.

    A lot of time can be spent just watching the mountain as others have commented who are fortunate enough to ‘have’ one to watch.  For whatever time I have to spend in this place, I am ever so grateful.

    I tried to get the orientation of the tree exactly, to make a fun slideshow.


    Sue Langley, a passionate gardener and photographer lives and gardens with her husband and Corgi, Maggie on 7 acres just south of Yosemite, Zone 7 at 3000 feet. She also manages the Flea Market Gardening Facebook page and website.

    5 Responses to Morning snowy foggy tree

    1. Desiree
      February 18, 2012 at 10:26 am

      Simply stunning! I’d sit and gaze wistfully at that changing vista and forget all about my responsibilities 🙂

    2. February 18, 2012 at 4:58 pm

      Big problem at my place is the gardener (me) spending time just gazing at the mountain. I could do it all day. Here it is.
      And why would you not spend all day. Kerry

      • February 18, 2012 at 8:36 pm

        Desiree, I know you would. I don’t know what we’d eat, but we’d just sit and look all day long.

        Kerry, I was thinking of you when I wrote that line…hahaha Daydreamers, we are…

        Thanks, Arleen. Now you know our secret here. Come and visit, please. We’re no that far away.

    3. February 18, 2012 at 7:54 pm

      That is sooooo beautiful, Sue! I am totally envious of your views! A perfect little slice of heaven…

    4. February 18, 2012 at 10:48 pm

      Ah, those special parts of our landscape that call to us over and over. There is a hill, lumpy in the middle of the valley that fingers its way down towards the ocean from here and I love seeing it in the different moods of nature, but haven’t quite gotten a picture that catches it. It always looks better in life. As stunning as your pictures are, I’m sure your magical tree looks better to you in your actual vision too.

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