Snow and Fog
We may have entered calendar winter only a few days ago, but the season made its first appearance back in October. A storm whitened the Inyos and the high Sierra to our west overnight, and as it lifted in the clear morning it left a lake of fog over the low end of Deep Springs Valley. The fog lingered surprisingly long, creating a gorgeous play of white and gold light as the sun penetrated the valley and brightened the big peaks of the Palisades 9,000 feet above.
A wide view:
The smoothness of the snow and fog were especially beautiful in contrast to the rough geology of the valley’s southwest end, with Mount Pinchot high above.
We won’t be seeing any fresh snow for a while, but the winter mood lingers on with cold nights, logs burning in the fireplace, and our little single-leaf pinyon pine hung with lights and ornaments. Merry Christmas!