Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Ghost Trees

Those bare trees look like white birches, but they aren't. The trees themselves, actually, don't have white bark; they are brown. They are covered, though, with some sort of greenish-white mold-moss, the color of those glow-in-the-dark stars kids stick on their bedroom ceiling. They are eery, almost, sticking out like ghosts among the healthy, red-leaved trees around them.

Shenandoah National Park, November 2011


  1. Hello Heidi,
    What a beautiful picture!!
    Wonderful to see the amazing colors from this high point.

    Greetings, Marco

  2. I wonder if the mold-moss protects them. Great shot from your vantage point!

  3. Thank you both! It was a cool sight, and very eerie! I'm sure there's some reason for that mold or fungus. It was only on the north half of the trees, which was very cool!