A bench, normally to view golfers teeing off at the eighth hole at Ole Still Golf Course, Hickory, North Carolina, sits empty in snowy winter
We end the winter series with a scene depicting snow highlights on trees against a blue North Carolina sky
Branches loaded with snow bring beauty to winter
Ground exposed by footsteps in stark contrast to the white snow. Clear designs caused by the footsteps frozen for a while.
Bare branches with snow are in contrast with the grayness of winter in the background
Bare trees, snow and a cloudy sky frame the Blue Ridge Mountains in the far horizon
Tree branches provide a place for snow to accumulate and stay before the warmer temperatures melt it
Sunlight creates interesting shadows on snow ….
A golf pin flag sticks out in the snowy landscape on the Ole Still Golf Course in Hickory, North Carolina
Snow covers the winter landscape beautifully creating postcard scenes
The branches of pine trees are laden with so much snow that they are drooping
Winter Storm Diego dumped, last month, 12-14 inches of snow in Hickory, North Carolina making travel difficult. However, the snowfall and its beauty provided striking images.
One could almost feel the serenity in the woods walking through the snow in winter
After the snow, heavy rains from cloudy skies bring mud to the river and lakes …
Another foggy sunrise over the melting snow ….
The sun trying hard to come out behind the clouds on a winter day with snow on the ground
A winter morning with melting snow and the sun trying to burn up the fog
Mounds of snow cover the fairways and greens on the Ole Still Golf course in Hickory, North Carolina to create a winter scene against a blue sky
A layer of snow covers these colorful canoes making them dormant for the winter
Strands of grass fight hard to remain above the snow cover