During the season of winter, in the Pacific Northwest, it takes just a little sun to raise the inhabitants spirits. (Of course I must also acknowledge that there are those among us who actually enjoy grey, heavy skies and rain dripping down the window pane.) The past week we have been gifted with several periods of sun ... at different times of the day. Heavy hoar frosts have decorated the trees and bushes around creating free-form sculptures of great beauty - once the day begins they vanish. A few illustrations of my observations follow.
|A very late afternoon slash of light brightens the sky|
|Mt. Rainier takes on an Elizabeth I, of England, ruffled collar effect!|
|Bright morning moment ... seconds later the sun disappeared into the clouds!|
Frost covers our neighbors roof.
|The mountain puts on a sun hat to shield her from brilliant morning light!|