Saturday, February 03, 2007

Tree Snow Shadows

I waited to share these pictures from a few days ago. We’ve had intermittent snow at my home for the past couple weeks, and one of my favorite finds were these “tree snow shadows” on the ground in the setting sun. What you see is what remains of what snow the sun could sweep out from the south before it got too low on the horizon.

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  1. What neat pictures...looks like the trees have two shadows! I can't believe you have so little snow, though. Seems strange to see lawn at this time of year!

  2. I've never really focused in on this phemonenon until viewing these. Very cool.

  3. I've seen these "snow shadows" many times; good for you for documenting them!

  4. Michelle, we've had regular bouts of this strange 1/4-inch stuff. It snows, stays on the ground a few days, melts, and snows again. While I've been complaining that the snow hasn't been substantial, my friend in New Orleans reminded me that, "at least I have snow!"

    Trailhead, I was way too excited about this. The "Snow Shadows" even perfectly mimic the shape of each spruce tree!

    Larry, thanks for weighing in. I would love to see snow shadows from your neck of the woods - you should share them if you catch any with the waning winter!

  5. Reminds me a bit of Groundhog Day, those tree shadows.


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