Beautiful Mountain Snowscapes

On Sunday afternoon, we drove around a tri-county area to take photos of beautiful mountain snowscapes.  If you are a FB follower, view all photos at https://cameliaelliott.wordpress.com/

Enjoy!

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Traveling down a Virginia Scenic Byway.

Mountain Lake Resort

Mountain Lake Resort

Tennis court at Mountain Lake.

Giles County, Virginia

Giles County, Virginia

Giles County, Virginia

Giles County, Virginia

Giles County, Virginia

Giles County, Virginia

Country church in Giles County, Virginia.

Country church in Giles County, Virginia.

Montgomery County, Virginia

Montgomery County, Virginia

Clover Hollow Covered Bridge in Giles County, Virginia.

Clover Hollow Covered Bridge in Giles County, Virginia.

Clover Hollow Covered Bridge was built in 1916.

Clover Hollow Covered Bridge was built in 1916 and spans Sinking Creek.

Covered bridge on private property in Giles County, Virginia.

Covered bridge on private property in Giles County, Virginia.

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My friend, Tricia Cox's car.

My friend, Tricia Cox’s car.

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Pilot, Virginia Snow Storm February 12-14, 2014

Winter wonderland in Pilot, Virginia.

Winter wonderland in Pilot, Virginia.  Our well house and our neighbor’s barn.

Over two feet of snow on the ground and it’s still coming down.

Over two feet of snow on the ground and it’s still coming down.

Highest accumulations around the country in Pilot, Virginia.

Highest accumulations around the country in Pilot, Virginia.

Yearning for summer and wishing I could trade this snowy chair for a beach chair.....

Yearning for summer and wishing I could trade this snowy chair for a beach chair…..

Measuring the snow, inch by inch.

Measuring the snow, inch by inch.

“The steps” leading up to the our back porch.

“The steps” leading up to the our back porch.

Old Glory proudly flies over The Little White Church.

Old Glory proudly flies over The Little White Church.

After he finally made it home, the chore of "digging into the house" began.

After he finally made it home, the chore of “digging into the house” began.

Snowed Out

by Camelia Elliott

We have experience being “snowed in” but this was a first for being “snowed out”.

On Tuesday night, my husband carried in a lot of wood for the wood burning stove. He filled two, thirty-three gallon containers and four, five-gallon buckets. With predictions of a blizzard, he didn’t know if he’d be able to make it back home after work on Wednesday since he commutes to Roanoke. After he left on Wednesday, I decided to bring in more wood and brought in all of the wood we had on the porch. He did get stranded in Roanoke until Friday. We are thankful for good friends who let him stay at their home.

By Wednesday night, it was snowing hard and fast and accumulations were neatly stacking up on the porch railing. It was a beautiful sight. Since moving to Virginia, I have been intrigued by snow that stacks up. In Texas, it always blew from side to side, accompanied by high winds. I had never seen snow stack up like this.

I frequently opened the front and back doors to prevent being trapped inside of the house. But during the night, massive amounts of snow were dumped on our front and back porches. By Friday, over two feet of snow blocked the front and back doors. I could not get out either door. Continue reading