The view from my perch on the mountain

Leaning trees

Our elevation above sea level and harsh winter weather sometimes produce some interesting sights, among them trees permanently bent by the winds coming over the ridges.

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Sometimes the effect is subtle and only noticed when other objects are nearby.

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In other areas it’s more pronounced.

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Even the fence posts take on a life of their own as the rocky soil and the effects of frost heave cause them to dance and weave across the landscape.

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7 responses

  1. Ruth

    What wonderful pictures!

    December 28, 2010 at 9:09 AM

  2. Nice “snow” effect!

    December 28, 2010 at 9:35 AM

  3. Really good, Chip, and your description of it all was actually poetic. Loved it.

    December 28, 2010 at 10:17 AM

  4. fizz

    Aren’t you just the regular Ansel adams 🙂

    Lookin good, Lookin good!

    December 28, 2010 at 11:15 AM

  5. It’s amazing how much effect nature has on itself by its own actions! Cool photos 🙂

    December 29, 2010 at 5:38 AM

  6. Kim

    I agree with jenny.. very poetic! Just goes to show how much of an affect on our landscape, mother nature is in charge of.

    December 29, 2010 at 12:20 PM

  7. ooOh so cold looking,,.One of Mother Natures cloaks of Winter, the sparkling of frost, like a glittering present, best left unwrapped…… Where’s my gloves? Brrr.. xPenx

    December 29, 2010 at 12:39 PM

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