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Early Fall Snow in Boone NC

In Boone, NC, the first day of November 2014 was a cold one.  Blowing snow was 6 – 8 inches deep.  The high was below 32 degrees F with a constant 20 mph wind sometimes gusting up to 30+ mph.  At times, there was nearly a white out from the snow.   The ASU football game was monitored from the house on the radio while a few brave souls bared the temperature and winds.

Thanks Boone and Valley Crucis for the warm hospitality and cold weather!

Blue Ridge Parkway, NC, USA

In her winter colors, the Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina, shows her dormant beauty.  These pictures were captured between mile markers 271 – 292 (in the vicinity of Boone, NC) at or around 3295 feet of elevation.

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The colors are muted but yet remarkable considering the winter season is well under way in January 2013.

In the views of the mountains, one gets the feeling of her name….Blue Ridge.  The  haze of blue casts a low cloud-like top hat for the mountain peaks.