Icy Sunrise at Otter Creek

It was 25 degrees when I ventured out with the dogs this morning before sunrise. There was a heavy frost.

Otter Creek Sunrise

Brushy Top Mountain due north saw the first rays of the rising sun.

Brushy Top Sunrise

Brushy Top Over Otter Pond
Walking past Otter Pond, Brushy Top was brightening even more.

Frozen Rhododendron
Along Otter Creek, the leaves of the Carolina Rhododendron have drooped and curled to preserve heat in the mid-20’s air. Buds have already set, but they won’t bloom until next June.

Otter Creek Road Ice
Along Otter Creek, ice was in abundance.

Otter Creek Road Ice Puddles

Otter Creek Road Moss
In spite of the frigid temps, moss was looking very healthy on the rocks along Otter Creek Road.

Otter Creek Ponds
Ice had formed around the edge of the small ponds at the bottom of my woods, and the Sun was just about to make its appearance over the ridge.

One thought on “Icy Sunrise at Otter Creek

  1. Beautiful photos as usual……….we have had a cold spell here with frost last two mornings……it is too cold for me.  I lived in Miami too long to get used to this.  I have been here 17 years now, but I think age hinders my adaption to weather change.  I went to Magic Kingdom yesterday with my daughter, Kathy and hubby, Jeff.  Had a really nice time and today is for recuperation.  Thanks for the pics.Patsy From: Living in The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina- A Blog To: pjcar119@yahoo.com Sent: Sunday, December 14, 2014 10:22 AM Subject: [New post] Icy Sunrise at Otter Creek #yiv9627513970 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv9627513970 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv9627513970 a.yiv9627513970primaryactionlink:link, #yiv9627513970 a.yiv9627513970primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv9627513970 a.yiv9627513970primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv9627513970 a.yiv9627513970primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv9627513970 WordPress.com | Carolina Vann posted: “It was 25 degrees when I ventured out with the dogs this morning before sunrise. There was a heavy frost.Brushy Top Mountain due north saw the first rays of the rising sun.Walking past Otter Pond, Brushy Top was brightening even more.” | |

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: