After two years of having almost no snow, I felt that the time was right to revisit some of my favorite winter photographs as a way to remind me how beautiful these light snowfalls were. No blizzards here, and usually the snow was gone by the next day. Vanderbilt located Biltmore in Asheville for good reason. Although the area displays four distinct seasons, extremes in summer and winter are quite rare, as is the snow.
Hemlock House, above, still sleeps under Dick’s Mountain as the sun appears.
Fibber Magee Drive never looked so good…
Ron and Jeanne’s log cabin through the woods. To see the full photo, just left click on it.
These Linville cottages were too perfect to be real…
Pinacle Peak was hard frozen after a night of freezing rain above 1,600 feet.
This burnt skeletal tree points the way toward Lake Lure to the southwest.
Giant flakes surround Hemlock House during my first storm in December, 2009.
The ice on Otter Pond eventually was thick enough to walk upon. I even ice skated around the edge.
My house was snowed in for five days following that frist storm. I learned not to leave the car in the driveway, but to park it atop the hill next to Fibber Maggee Drive.
The snow on the road in front of the house was so beautiful, even before sunrise.
This was my first White Christmas in 2010. It snowed for two days for over 8 inches.
A totally frozen Otter Pond left the old peddle boat high and dry.
This was the last major snowfall in January 2011. Eventually this will be a holiday card cover.