Steaming Trees

After weeks of bitter cold temperatures, we had a January thaw. Then it rained. Then it froze overnight. Early in the morning, I was sitting at my desk, drinking coffee and writing, and looking out the window. I saw shadowy movements. I saw strange, glistening fog. The sun rose and hit the icy trunks of the maples in the front yard, and it looked like the trees were steaming. This lasted for only a half-hour, and then the conditions changed yet again. Keep your eyes open. Remarkable moments are all around us.



  1. Amazing! In south Louisiana our bayous steam in cold weather, but not our trees. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I had to watch this about three times before I believed my eyes. That’s just amazing. Thanks so much for posting!