Taken 20-Nov-14
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Winter's Mantle (JM-18286)

Winter's Mantle (JM-18286)

A mantle of fresh-fallen snow covers these balsam fir in Wisconsin's Iron County on a bright February afternoon. The balsam fir, a long-time Christmas Tree favorite, is perfectly designed for heavy snow loads. The slim and tapered profile sheds much of winter's snowfall and flexible branches will bend gracefully when the snow is wet and heavy ... making it a favorite of the photographer who ventures forth on a cold north-country day.