Heading to Shenandoah National Park for sunrise has become a part of my routine. So hoping for a beautiful sunrise is something I live and hope for. On this morning, it absolutely was NOT a beautiful sunrise…in fact, there wasn’t a sunrise – only complete cloud cover. A busted sunrise, lol. So imagine my surprise when a wondrous frozen fog emerged in the daylight. A rare weather event had taken place.
Rime ice had taken over the park. It looked like the most enchanting winter wonderland. A few days before my birthday, it was the perfect photographer’s gift. It was even more of a rarity that the temperature stayed low enough for quite a few hours so I was able to photograph this phenomenon in many different places throughout the park. One of my favorite scenes was in Big Meadows, where deer posed accented with rime ice on the trees and scenery all around them.