Ghostly Trees

Skiing  in Western Canada is beautiful,  not only because of the mountains,  but because of the trees.

Especially at the higher altitudes,  when the trees are often in the clouds.    Under the right conditions,  the snow and hoar frost accumulates  on the branches and  covers everything in white. 

The trees take on weird shapes, and form  “snow ghosts”.

I especially like snow ghosts on clear days, where the brilliant white contracts the azure sky, to the point that it almost hurts to look at.

I never get tired of  watching the trees on these days.    The color and lighting changes by the hour,  and you never see the same  scene twice. 

I’ll  take dozens of photos in a single day.    And some of those photos will become  watercolor paintings in the near future.

Oh yes, they will.



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5 Comments on “Ghostly Trees”

  1. Mike Goad Says:

    Very nice. Sounds like you’re having lots of fun!

  2. Friar Says:


    Well, mabye just a LITTLE… 🙂

  3. Seestor Says:

    Stunning! A “weak in the knees” feeling of awe flooded through me when I saw pic 3. The ski, the trees, the crisp, clean scene. I ❤ the mountains.

  4. Dot Says:

    Spooky trees. Very beautiful, but it looks so coooooold Guess those trees have to learn to be flexible and have short limbs.

  5. Friar Says:


    Actually, it’s a lot colder than it looks. It was only a couple of degrees below freezing. Nowhere near any type of cold you’d get in Eastern Canada. This is why so many people want to live in the Okanagan Valley. The winters are tolerable.

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