This is a tree that i visit regularly in Winter..on days of bad visibility it’s often as high as you can go, or at least the last reliable landmark on the way to the top of Hermana Menor.
How many times have you sheltered me from the blizzard? How many times have you shown me the way? I sure owe you a few, little tree.
But it’s not only higher altitude trees that are transformed by their coats of rime..down in the forest, rocks also get coated in snow.
Funny how a hard grey thing seems to transmogrify into a soft white thing..the magic of snow!
And amazing what light does to everything all the time.
Obviously we’ve had a good deal of snow over the last month or so in the Sierra de Guadarrama. Some relief after all the water in liquid form that fell in December. From the 6th of January to the first week of February copious crystal precipitation has been where it’s at..
The liquid water has been overcome by the crystal version, you might almost say drowned out, marginalised..
..like everything else, above 1500-1600m. The peaks, the forest, the hillside, the rocks, the trees, even the streams..everything blanketed in white.