This is a soothing video of snow falling on Himalayan Cedars. Every winter, the Indian Western Himalaya gets transformed and is covered with a pristine blanket of snow. This is perhaps the most beautiful season in these mountains, as the whole area metamorphoses into a winter wonderland, the playground of backcountry ski and winter sports enthusiasts.
I shot this video close to a reserve forest, near the resort town of Manali, which is also where our outfit operates from. As the snow descended like a benediction from the skies, the Himalayan Deodar (or Cedar) trees seemed to welcome it with open arms...even as a lone raven winged it's silent flight across the grove. It was just a sublime moment, characteristic of these 'Mountains of the Gods.'
(Video shot in January 2012 by Rahul Ogra) Copyright (C) Mystic Himalayan Trails. All rights reserved.