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snow on trees

I am amazed at how much snow a tree can hold.  The trees in the Cascades are very tall (see yesterday's shot for an idea), so it would be interesting to learn, on average, just how much weight the trees can hold, before the tree limbs give and snow falls to the ground.

And get this, the Weather forcasters predicted 3 ft of snow last night on the Western slopes of the Cascades. (Not sure if that happened, however they did close one highway due to a "snow slide". ) Another foot of snow falls tonight and the following night.  This is pure avalanche territory, and all travelers are being cautioned to prepare well before travel.  I would rather just tell them to stay put, mysefl, which is what I'm doing.

But it is all so beautiful.


snow on trees

I am amazed at how much snow a tree can hold.  The trees in the Cascades are very tall (see yesterday's shot for an idea), so it would be interesting to learn, on average, just how much weight the trees can hold, before the tree limbs give and snow falls to the ground.

And get this, the Weather forcasters predicted 3 ft of snow last night on the Western slopes of the Cascades. (Not sure if that happened, however they did close one highway due to a "snow slide". ) Another foot of snow falls tonight and the following night.  This is pure avalanche territory, and all travelers are being cautioned to prepare well before travel.  I would rather just tell them to stay put, mysefl, which is what I'm doing.

But it is all so beautiful.


comments (13)

  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 10 Jan 2008, 00:28
The poor tree! Do the trees there look all tired and droopy in the summer? Nice capture smile
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 10 Jan 2008, 02:38
The devastating beauty of Nature, Kay! It's awesome and you have to respect it!
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 10 Jan 2008, 03:23
Fantastic capture Kay, I love seeing all the snow. Goodness poor trees.
Beautiful shot, Kay.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 10 Jan 2008, 06:03
I am sure it is a pain to deal with on a daily basis, but it sure looks good.
In the thumbnail, I've thought it was a mountain, covered with snow. Illusion again.
  • Tracy
  • Stoke on Trent UK
  • 10 Jan 2008, 07:41
Kay I would love to be underneath when it falls under the weight!!!(a big kid at heart)smile

This is lovelysmile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 10 Jan 2008, 08:27
When I opened the picture the first thing I wondered about was the weight that that limb is carrying. And then add 3 ft snow.

Great picture - Ilike your snowscapes. Have you tried the Kay conversion on this one?
We've had a lot of snow this winter but are in the midst if a January thaw so it's all disappearing. Pine tree branches break quite easily under snow weight but spruce for instance can gold a lot.
Very beautyful shot kay. Quite impressive
I cannot imagine seeing 3ft of snow falling! It does look beautiful on those trees though
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Jan 2008, 18:13
It certainly is beautiful. If you hadn't put the title, I would have thought it wwas snow on a rocky mountain.
Ingrid
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 11 Jan 2008, 00:02
It is amazing, and shows how flexible trees have to be to put up with the weight of snow, the strength of winds and so on.

it's a gorgeous picture too.

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