We’ve had snow on the peaks of the Coast Range across the way off and on for the last week or so, but I finally got a good photo of it on “LC Mountain.”
In the Gold Rush days, prospectors called the first snow on the mountains “termination dust” because it signaled the end of the mining season. It meant they’d have to close up their claims, and often, move back into town until spring.
It’s hard to say if this is really the beginning of the wintry weather or not; I doubt it myself. Whatever comes, I do love this first dusting each year. It’s beautiful! As ever, the photo above doesn’t show what we see, as it doesn’t capture the magnification that makes the mountains look a lot taller to the human eye.