Grandfather Mountain in Snow
Driving north for a hour today, the temperature dropped from 45 at home, to 32 by the time I arrived at the west base of historic Grandfather Mountain. Snow had fallen all night, and a bright midday sun gave it a blue tinge under an even bluer clear sky.
The wind had blown at near blizzard strength, and the snow and ice had encrusted the trees and rocks along the summit. Click on the photo to see the full effect. (below)