Above the Fog

Sunday 1st November 2015 - Above the fog on Rhos Fawr Common, Black Mountains, Wales.

A beautiful birch tree in its autumn colours and a "Fog Bow"....

 

A "Fog Bow" is formed the same way as a rainbow - by diffraction of the sun's rays through water droplets - but because the droplets are much smaller in fog the overall effect is mostly white.

 
 
 

A Veteran Birch and a Young Lamb by Offa's Dyke Path

On Wednesday, as I was coming down from a fabulous walk along the Black Mountains ridge from Pengenffordd towards journey's end at Hay-on-Wye, I spotted this magnificent old Birch tree - and a new born lamb.  I have walked past here many times and not really focussed on this tree (intentional pun!)  - but I will be back to study this in more detail.  In the meantime here are a couple of images to whet your appetite!