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Skyline Drive’s icy wonderland

By Lynn R. Mitchell


Snow-flocked trees at Big Meadows.

Winter. It’s a special time to visit Shenandoah National Park in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains because conditions continually change. On Wednesday SWAC Husband and I were in Weyers Cave so when we left, our path turned north toward Route 33, and then east toward the Blue Ridge Mountains. We were heading to the Skyline Drive, and I had my camera in hand.

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Winter views of the Appalachian Mountains

By Lynn R. Mitchell

??????????As I drove home from Staunton this afternoon on this cold January day, the air was clear and the mountains beckoned. There was not time to head to the hills so I took some photos instead. Ponds are frozen after days of sub-freezing temperatures. This time of year presents a different kind of beauty when trees are bare and the lay of the land is clearly visible.

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