“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”
― Lewis Carrol

Of all the places I visit time and time again, Roan Mountain is a location that

absolutely never disappoints.  Each season, month, or day offers different visual delights to visitors.

This past weekend, my friend, Chris, and I planned a morning trip to Roan hoping to find snowy conditions.  In order to get to Roan in time to meet Chris prior to sunrise, I had to set the clock for 2:30 a.m.

When we arrived at Carver’s Gap to begin our hike to Round Bald, we were met with nearly perfect conditions for a morning of photography.  Although it was cold, it wasn’t the bone chilling cold that is often the case on Round Bald in winter.  Layers of clothing coupled with hand warmers did the trick to provide comfort.

There were amazing things to photograph at every turn along the trail.

Winter's Frame

Winter’s Frame

 

Resting Rhododendron

Resting Rhododendron

 

Round Bald

Round Bald

 

Sticks and Snow

Sticks and Snow

 

Although we did not get the colors of sunrise light that we might have been hoping for, the number of compositions to explore were endless.

Little Tree

Little Tree

 

Branching Out

Branching Out

 

Through the Fence

Through the Fence

Hunkering Down                                                                                                Hunkering Down

Wintery Forest

Wintery Forest

There is so much beauty to discover in winter.  Grab your warm clothing, handwarmers, and go explore!  I would love to see what you find!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Comments (8)

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    Such beautiful images!

    1. Mary Presson Roberts

      Thank you, Bill! I hope you are having a creative winter!

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    Simply beautiful Mary !!

    1. Mary Presson Roberts

      Thanks, so much, Dan!

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    Wonderful, Mary! Thx for sharing the beauty!

    1. Mary Presson Roberts

      Thank you, Ron! I hope you have been doing well!

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    Mary, first I have to say I’m entirely jealous!! What beauty. I imagine how peaceful it was being out in that. Good thing your friend wore that red coat too, perfect. Gorgeous shots showcasing the beauty of winter.

    1. Mary Presson Roberts

      Thank you, Lauri! It was an incredible day! I do ask all of my friends to wear red:). I hope you are enjoying your new directions!

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