Winter

by Marcie
White farmhouse with red shutters in a snowy landscape scene.

Winter in the Blue Ridge Mountains is fairly mild with lots of days in the 50’s and 60’s, just how I like it. Then there are the cold fronts that come through that drop temperatures to the 20’s and 30’s and occasionally dump snow. When it does snow or ice the town shuts down for a week, which is really exciting. These pictures are from our first winter here 2021-22 when we got snow twice.

Sunset reflecting on puffy clouds above a forest of bare trees in winter.
Beautiful sunset while burning a pile of brush.
White farmhouse with red shutters in a winter landscape of snow.
Large yard with grapevines and blueberry bushes in the foreground and a forest in the background, all covered with snow.
Snow covered grapevines and blueberry bushes
Snow covered driveway leading up to a large woodpile and white farmhouse with red shutters. Driveway is lined with evergreens on both sides.
Steep gravel driveway covered in snow with footprints of someone walking up it and back down it visable.
The steepest part of our driveway going out to the mailbox. With a layer of ice under the snow, it’s scary to drive on it.
Forest floor covered with snow.
Hiking in the woods is so different in the winter than the summer. It was fun to see all the changes. The woods are so open in winter and look beautiful covered in snow.
A spring fed stream still running while the banks are covered in snow.

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