Beautiful Rime

 As we headed out to the higher mountains early yesterday morning the world was covered in rime.  I never knew what this was called until I read about it on Christer's blog:
https://thecottagebythecranelakethree.wordpress.com/   
It sure is hard to get off the car windows.
 
We don't get it often but when we do, it is the most beautiful thing.

In the high mountains, it looked like each branch had been painted with snow.

I have been seriously missing winter this year.  We are almost 20 inches below average snow fall.

This gave me a winter fix.

Click for a closer look.  This barn always reminds me of an Andrew Wyeth painting.

This is the house that goes with it.

The mountains behind it looked magical.

I could live here in this weather all year long.

Sorry about the photo quality but we just caught these guys out of the corner of our eye as we were driving buy.  This is a trainer working with a pack of hunt dogs.  There is a big English fox hunt in this area.  I rode in it long ago.

I also love this barn.  Another storm is heading our way and I am hoping for lots of snow!

Comments

Michelle said…
Absolutely beautiful
We call it hoar frost up here and yes, it's the most beautiful thing about winter!
Cottage Tails said…
way too cold for me - but I hope you get your snow drop you are wishing for. Us we are having the hottest summer in years - no sleep last night too hot.
Laurie M said…
what a beautiful drive you took, I know people here use that term, it is pretty the frosty branches, my husband had another name for this morning, lol, it wasn't nearly as nice as yours,
Leeanna said…
Absolutely beautiful! So magical. I miss the snow. Living down in southern Texas we never see the snow that y'all see. So, I really miss the magical part of winter.
1st Man said…
Those pictures are indeed magical. Isn't the beauty and power of nature humbling?

And hey, I learned a new word today. RIME. I've never heard that and love it!
sandra said…
GORGEOUS! COULD LOOK AT THE PICS ALL DAY LONG!! VERY COOL PIC OF THE HUNTING DOGS! WE HERE ON LONG ISLAND NY ARE GONNA GET A STORM WITH A LOT OF SNOW TUESDAY.I CANT WAIT!
sandra said…
GORGEOUS! COULD LOOK AT THE PICS ALL DAY LONG!! VERY COOL PIC OF THE HUNTING DOGS! WE HERE ON LONG ISLAND NY ARE GONNA GET A STORM WITH A LOT OF SNOW TUESDAY.I CANT WAIT!
Guillaume said…
This looks gorgeous! You make me long for winter. I mean real winter. With snow.
Alicia Potvin said…
I just love your road trips, I miss the snow too and these photos really help. Thank you for sharing.
TARYTERRE said…
It looks like you were in a winter wonderland. BEAUTIFUL, indeed.
Barb said…
Such pretty pictures. We too, are way below our snowfall in the mountains. Plus today we had record highs, over 60 degrees!