The view from my perch on the mountain

After the storm

The nor’easter that brought blizzard conditions to much of the East Coast and buried Mom’s part of the state in more than a foot of snow was much easier on us but we still got our share of winter weather. Strong winds overnight and about 6 inches of powdery snow produced white out conditions at times and drifting snow kept the plow operators busy.


All that has changed now and, while it is still unusually cold for this early in the season, we have clear, sunny skies and the world looks fresh and clean.


These are a few of the shots I got while out running errands this afternoon.


The largest peak in the center of the shot above is Big Walker Mountain. The series of saw tooth ridges to the right are some of the Seven Sisters.


The Wytheville water tower can be seen outlined against the far ridges in this frame, shot through the windshield while returning to town from the gun shop out of Rte. 21.

Note to self: When field stripping Laura’s target pistol for cleaning never, ever, ever hit the slide release while removing the barrel assembly!


Another shot, from a different angle along Barrett’s Mill Road, with the water tower silhouetted against the ridges.


The white scar on the ridge in the distance is a clear cut for high tension power lines.


Some enjoy the snow more than others. Buddy is a real snow dog. When he’s not romping or rolling in the snow he likes to stick his snout in it and run along like that until his head is completely covered! My biggest challenge has been trying to stop laughing long enough to get photos of his antics.


6 responses

  1. fizz

    They’re just picture postcard perfect. Im closer to your neck of the woods as im in central Fla just south of orlando. Take care!

    December 27, 2010 at 5:49 PM

  2. Great shots. Love the first and second and then the BEST which is Buddy of course. I swear, he is one photogenic pup!
    Very, very cold here tonight and the side roads are thick and thin, up and down with ice and snow. I’m not going out until the thaw comes which should be this weekend. Crossing fingers anyway.

    December 27, 2010 at 7:25 PM

  3. Your pic’s are beautiful Chip, just love the one of Buddy, the look on his face is just so good,
    Hope all is well with you all
    take care

    December 28, 2010 at 12:19 AM

  4. Loved the second one down, beautifully composed, and how lucky you are to have got such a swell looking dog as Buddy, somebody’s loss and very much your gain.

    December 28, 2010 at 10:14 AM

  5. gryzowski

    Glad Buddy s making you laugh again Chip 🙂

    December 28, 2010 at 11:04 AM

  6. Great photos…really give you the feel of the places…and it all looks so fresh and clean! You wanna see the state our snow was in! Black slushy disgusting stuff or rock solid lethal pack ice!! It’s raining now…so no more pretty white scenes for us here at least for now 🙂

    December 29, 2010 at 5:36 AM

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