Snowstorm Safari

Sometimes, when they tell you to stay inside, that’s really the best time to be outside. Can’t let a good snowstorm go to waste…not with brandnew winter tires on the car and a willing driver-husband….

Snow was coming down fast and furious. None of those huge, lazy flakes that dance in the air for a while before settling on the ground. No, these were tiny pinhead snowflakes relentlessly hitting the ground like mini bullets. The driving snow severely limited visibility shrouding houses, mountains, animals and trees alike.

Farmhouse in snowstorm

Farmhouse in snowstorm

Snow was settling on cattle hair but they seemed more intent on munching their hay than being bothered by the wet flakes:

The Potomac River was flowing swiftly under tree branches bowing so low they almost touched the water’s surface:

The landscape was cloaked in grey and white; tall brown grasses the only gift of color in this monotony of snow and fog:

Blue Grass in snowstorm

Blue Grass in snowstorm

An old grandfather of a truck nestles itself in the snow:

Snow-covered fences silently mark the edges of road and field alike:

Fence along the road

Fence along the road

Fence into infinity

Fence into infinity

A herd of sheep seemed lively and curious and warm enough in their sheepskin coats:

By now, snow had found its way into my boots from stepping into the mounds of snow along the side of the road. Everytime I got back into the car, I laid my frozen hands on the heat vents, still on the look-out for another picture opportunity. The Blue Grass Valley inevitably bestowed the final and most haunting scenes:

Desolate field in snowstorm

Desolate field in snowstorm

Sloping hills of the Blue Grass Valley

Sloping hills of the Blue Grass Valley

Winter Creek

Winter Creek

About Beauty Along the Road

My name is Annette. I am passionate about nature, health, simplicity, self-reliance, truth, and life-long learning. Originally from Germany, I now live in Virginia, USA. I am a therapist, health coach, writer, photographer, and organic gardener.
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25 Responses to Snowstorm Safari

  1. How beautiful this landscape, covered with fresh snow, I almost can smell the snow. Great pictures Annette.

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  2. Annette, too right! Love the snow it changes a scene completely. MM 🍀

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  3. Sue Moran says:

    A very beautiful photo essay. Lovely way to start my morning. Still hoping to meet you when the weather breaks.

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  4. ladysighs says:

    The pictures are more than beautiful. And here I have been feeling sorry for all you people in your snow storms. Blame the press for that. lol I am having a case of nostalgia. Haven’t been in a good snow storm for over 40 years and that was in Fairfax County, Va.

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  5. Barneysday says:

    These are beautiful pictures, thanks for sending them along. Remind me of my childhood in New England.
    Of course, here in Calif we’d give a years salary for some of this snow. Going on our third year of drought. Instead of snow, like this, here in the mountains, we have clear, 65 degree days.

    Thanks for sharing

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  6. How pretty it is there in the mountains, Annette. The snow in the suburbs gets so dirty and messy so fast, and this time was no exception. I love the grandfather truck and the wooly sheep, as well as the brown grasses in the meadows. Lovely.🙂

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    • Hi Cathy – glad you enjoyed the post. It was really born out of a need to escape cabin fever, no matter the weather! And it was well worth the drive… and today we had the cleanest, crispest air with a dark blue sky I haven’t seen in a long time.

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  7. dadirri7 says:

    so glad you were out and about with the camera Annette! Lyrical beauty🙂

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  8. mpejovic says:

    Very nice pictures but it does look a little cold! I’d enjoy the snow a lot more if I never had to drive in it. Your husband is a good man.🙂

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  9. Tish Farrell says:

    Mesmerizing shots, Annette. Conjured also the deep silence that comes on still snow-falling days.

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  10. Laying your frozen hands on the heat vents….oh, I remember those days. You certainly can’t wear mittens to shoot those perfect scenes. Beautiful and delightfully descriptive.

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  11. Dina says:

    I love this beautiful photos of the changing landscape, Annette. Gorgeous light and colors! The snow and wintertime is one my favourites – it feels so good to come home, go inside, get warmed up in front of the roaring fire…
    Best wishes,
    Dina

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  12. These are stunning Annette, works of winter art direct from your camera.
    I love the burnt yellow of the grasses peeping through the layers of snow….and in turn revealing the curves of the land.
    True winter beauty

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