Scenic Sunday #86: Hoarfrost on the Mountain

Hoarfrost on Mount Magazine, Arkansas. February 23, 2010.

This is my post for the Scenic Sunday meme, which shares beautiful scenes from around the world.  To see more Scenic Sunday posts, or to join and show your own pictures, click HERE.

This picture was taken about two weeks ago on Mount Magazine in Arkansas.  This is another of our favorite hiking places in Arkansas.  Of course the fact that the lodge in the state park has an excellent restaurant with a terrific view doesn’t hurt either.

The day we were there was cold — just about perfect for visiting waterfalls and hiking.  But as we got higher up the mountain (Mount Magazine is the highest point in Arkansas) the temperature kept dropping.  When we got to the loop road at the top of the mountain we began to notice hoar frost in some of the trees.  Each time the road climb a few feet, more of the trees supported a coat of hoar frost.

When we came to an overlook we stopped to get some pictures.  The morning was cloudy, but the trees covered with hoar frost nestled among the bluffs and rocks of the mountain made a very beautiful scene.


I’m grateful for the beauty that can be found at any time in our wonderful world.

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14 Responses to “Scenic Sunday #86: Hoarfrost on the Mountain”

  1. Fishing Guy Says:

    George: wonderful photo of the frosty morning.

  2. imac Says:

    Morning frost is always great to see George.

    Thanks for your continued visits and comments.
    A week in wales now showing on my blog.

  3. Karin Says:

    Love hoarfrost pictures! We had a lot of frosty mornings around here this winter. I’m ready for spring! Blessings on your beautiful Sunday!

  4. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    Gorgeous.God paints His world with so much beauty.

  5. NCMountainwoman Says:

    Great photograph of the beauty.

  6. Carol Says:

    Hoar frost is so beautiful especially when the sun is on it. That is a gorgeous photo!

  7. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    Your photo is a ghostlike spectre to behold. Whereas Betsy’s hoarfrost photos were mostly beautiful close ups, this is a stupendous shot of the overall effect!

  8. connieemeraldeyes Says:

    I have never seen that before. It looks beautiful.

  9. MaryBeth Says:

    the pics of the hoarfrost are very neat. It’s like dry ice.

    The farmers here also are somewhat protected by the zoning laws. Where I am we are aoned for larger acres but in town it is usually city lota or suburban 1 acre. Also it seems developers can get whatever they want—money for the city coffers. LOL

    I am just glad I don’t live too near town. MB

  10. Cheryl Says:

    I’ve never seen such a wondrous sight as this. Thank you for sharing.

  11. Carletta Says:

    It’s like you’ve stumbled into a fairyland. 🙂

  12. Becky Says:

    What a gorgeous glimpse of one of natures’ perfect surprises…thanks for sharing this gorgeous photo…

  13. Dar Says:

    Isn’t nature just the most gorgeous gift?…God Bless You George and by the way

  14. Jan Timmons Says:

    That’s a beautiful capture of hoar frost amid the trees and rocks! Great composition, too.

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