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Monday, November 19, 2018

Rime Ice on the ridges

Or maybe it was hoar frost.
I tried looking them up.  But since it was on ridges, and caused rapidly by a fog flowing over the ridge, I can't tell which one it really was.

As I drove up to Black Mountain from Asheville (15 miles) I saw an amazing whitening at the top of the ridge in front of me.  The rest of the mountains were grey, and the sky was kind of grey...but there were wispy clouds kind of coming over the top of these mountains, and as they came, the mountains turned white as well.

Thursday, Nov. 15, looking south on Hwy 9, right at the I-40 ramp.

The utiility trucks are in a parking lot waiting to see if there are lines down from the projected freeze and maybe ice tonight. (It didn't happen here, at least.)

 Another view looking south on Hwy 9 at the I-40 interchange.

 Same mountains, with Black Mountain Ave in the foreground.
And a bit more of the western view of this wonderful phenomenon.

I contacted my friend about 5 miles west of here, in Swanannoa, right at the base of the same ridge.  She didn't have any of this happening.

Today's Quote:
Your aversion to some people may actually be your response to fear that specific qualities you see in them also exist within you

Sometimes we purposefully, though unconsciously, cut ourselves off from the flow and the embrace of humanity so we can avoid dealing with painful issues.

We have created imaginary boundaries, sectioning ourselves into countries and states, forgetting that in reality we are all living together.


  1. Hello,

    The mountain top looks icy, I was just reading the Skyline Drive had to close down because the ice took down a lot of trees. They have a mess to clean up off the road. Happy Monday, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

  2. I noticed yesterday that the same trucks were in that parking lot, and then they were tree-cutting bucket trucks, not utility ones. It's a closed restaurant parking lot, and different trucks seem to be left there.

  3. Rime ice is a new term to me' but I was already familiar with hoarfrost.


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