Monday, January 14, 2013

Winter: Hoar Frost in the Qu'Appelle Valley

Driving into the Qu'Appelle Valley north of Regina, Saskatchewan, I saw this tree and stopped.

Graceful and covered in hoar frost, it grows by a drop-off into the valley with blue hills behind. A single furrow of deer tracks led across the road, through the field towards it, and coyote tracks also stamped the nearby snow. Or perhaps those came from a dog wandering the snow, far from any house.

Winter has its own (cold) beauty.

Hoar Frost: photo by Shelley Banks, all rights reserved.

Winter Frost.   © SB



  1. Absolutely gorgeous!! My aunt has painted the Qu'Appelle Valley - it certainly holds much beauty -- even in winter.

  2. Thanks, Tracy! I love the days when there is hoar frost, but as you know, it's been (off and on) a very cold winter, so fewer chances for picture taking than I'd like.


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