7.20.2008

Rocky Mountain Snow Ghosts


When I saw the prompt for Sunday Scribblings: 'GHOST', my eyes lit up with excitement "what will I write about?". Then my friend Annie mentioned our friend Abigail Folk's recently published book: Rocky Mountain Snow Ghosts ! Yes, I want to share this book with you all. It is a children's book and Abigail did the illustrations, they are absolutely charming!

High in our mountains during winter wonderland time of year our trees become covered with snow and rime (heavy drops of ice). Layer upon layer of snow and ice build up to create trees that look like beings and creatures known as 'Snow Ghosts'.


The first time and to this day, when I see snow ghosts I feel enchanted by their amazing shapes and enormous size! Here are two images from my first time with the lovely ghosts, the first image is our ski mountain, Whitefish Mountain Resort, formerly known as "Big Mountain", the view looks out over the Rocky Mountains:


15 comments:

  1. I have never seen snow ghosts up close and in person. They do look like they stepped out of a fairy tale.

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  2. So beautiful! What a delightful story they made. Thanks for sharing the book. I live in the mountains and have 4 young grandsons.

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  3. San,
    Yes they do look like they stepped out of a fairytale! Inspires the imagination and a feeling of enchantment immediately!

    Tammy,
    I agree they do make a charming story, I have bought two copies so far, one for my granddaughter and one for my nephew in Italy.

    Ms. Crafty GP,
    good to hear from you!

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  4. Thank you for introducing me to a book that I will try to buy for my great-grandson. The illustrations are charming. Your snow photo is beautiful.

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  5. What wonderful pictures! Qiuite surreal

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  6. wow! great photos!!!!

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  7. This looks like a great children's book! and your photos are stunning! so beautiful! :)

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  8. Oh what lovely photos! I must admit though, I run around my property in the winter to free my ghosts! (by shaking off the snow). I don't want my poor trees to snap in half during a Canadian winter.

    Thank you for sharing the book and the amazing pictures.

    Karen at Ciderantiques

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  9. Thanks for sharing the info. and link for the snow ghost's book I recently illustrated! These are truly wonderful, magical creations, as your photos most clearly represent...
    Love you Tammie! Abigail

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  10. Thank you for the positive comments about the book. As the author I am very pleased with the final product. Abigail did a beautiful job with the illustrations, and the local skiers are thrilled to see the unique snow ghosts as characters in a children's book! The book is available in local bookstores and Amazon. Patti Hirst

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  11. Thank you for the positive comments about the book. As the author I am very pleased with the final product. Abigail did a beautiful job with the illustrations, and the local skiers are thrilled to see the unique snow ghosts as characters in a children's book! The book is available in local bookstores and Amazon. Patti Hirst

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  12. Hello Patti,
    So nice to meet you through my blog. Your book is charming and I have enjoyed giving two copies as gifts. I wish you endless success with your book!
    Tammie

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  13. Hi Tammie! That was a very unique ghost story!

    During one of our ski trips with my little girls, they actually noticed the unusual shapes on the nearby trees. The next time they ask about that, I'll definitely tell them the story about the 'ghosts'.

    This year, we will be going to the mountain slopes in Mammoth. Condos are good housing options since we will be bringing the kids too. There are beginner slopes available at Mammoth. Rentals for equipments and houses can be found near town, so everything is very convenient for its visitors.

    Thanks for sharing this story!

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Warm greetings to you~

Thank you for visiting and also for sharing your thoughts and feelings. Seeing through your eyes and heart mean so much to me!

Tammie