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