Hoaring around Whitemud Ravine

hoar sky

NOTE: These photos are NOT taken in black and white or colour corrected!

The entire weekend was foggy, chilly and hoary. I prefer a blue sky, but it was beautiful, especially today. Yesterday (Saturday), the view was completely obscured by fog. I kept expecting monsters to emerge out of the mist. On that basis alone, I decided against walking into the ravine. Today, the fog mostly lifted, affording a much clearer view of monsters on the horizon, and so I ventured out.

Hoar trees

Everything was pillowed in white and each branch sprouted a different configuration of frost. But then, suddenly, an orange slice, impaled on a twig! It was so lovely, so vividly, ludicrously orange against the bleached background. Unfortunately, the photo wasn’t as crisp as I had hoped.

Hoar orange

On the way back, a random turkey leg. Not nearly as vivid, but just as much of a surprise.

hoar drumstick

Hoar closeup

11:10 to 12:20/-7C

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