Thursday, January 4, 2018

Winter light

A key feature of southern winters is the clear light.  It's crystalline and vibrant, in contrast to our soft, hazy summer skies.  The Southern Appalachians surround where I live, in the mountain city of Asheville, NC.  The Blue Ridge mountains are part of the Appalachians -- they're known for the soft light in the summer sky.

This is the essence of it.

winter view from the back porch


  1. Oh yes, and the sunrises are spectacular at this time of year.

  2. That's for sure. FB just reminded me of a post last year re sunrises!

  3. I miss the cold, clear winter days I remember in Maryland and Virginia. It may be milder here in Portland (especially now, compared to you!) but it’s mostly cloudy and wet. The rare clear day is really appreciated here.


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