By Lynn R. Mitchell
February 24, 2015. It was an overcast, cold winter day as we headed out to drive the back roads of western Augusta County along the foot of the Appalachian Mountains. Clouds were moving in and the temperature was 23 degrees with a stiff breeze that plunged the wind chills into the teens. I snapped this pic from our neighborhood as we began our journey.
The Swoope area of Augusta is full of farms with sweeping views of the Appalachians. An area that is beautiful any time of year is even more so after a one-foot snowfall.
Every stream was icy after two weeks of frigid sub-freezing and in some cases, sub-zero temperatures.
If you follow the train tracks they will take you through Buffalo Gap and beyond.
The cold day looked like snow and felt like snow. While watching the weather, forecasters were predicting chances of light wintry weather the next few days. It’s winter in the Shenandoah Valley.
A curious longhorn at North Mountain Outfitters.
For more photos see Pics #2: Snowy western Augusta County.
Photos by Lynn R. Mitchell
February 24, 2015