|The forces of fog advance toward the house.|
|Hoarfrost on Gambel oak.|
All day, a warmer westerly breeze fought the fog advancing up from the plains. (Sort of like the California coast if you substitute the High Plains for the Pacific Ocean.) In the end the fog was triumphant, giving us something that we see only once or twice a year — hoarfrost.
Today the sun broke out, illuminating the frost.
|Mixed pines and juniper.|
They were at Monte Vista NWR a few days ago, where they will be "Celebrating Spring in the Valley of the Cranes" next weekend, March 7th–9th.