Monthly Archives: March 2012

Snow Ghosts

© Jens Preshaw

These beautiful snow formations are called snow ghosts. The architects of snow ghosts are the winds, clouds, and fog that frequently buffet and blanket the ridge tops and summit of the mountain. The casual observer mistakenly thinks that these trees are encrusted with snow, while others erroneously call the coating hoar frost. The truth is that the cover is heavy rime ice. This process is similar to taking very small, but multiple buckets of cold water and splashing them upon the trees and causing them to freeze into a thick layer of ice. It must be difficult for the trees to support all the weight of the rime ice. I had the wonderful experience of snowshoeing through some of these amazing snow formations.

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Classical Chinese Garden

The weather today was cloudy with sunny breaks and I decided to take some images in a classical Chinese garden.  The garden is based on the harmony of four main elements: rock, water, plants, and architecture. Together, these four elements combine to create a breathtaking experience of perfect balance, yin and yang. The weathered limestone rocks, jade green water, mystical plants and architecture are in balance to create harmony.

” Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the places and moments that take our breath away. “

© Jens Preshaw

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