October 31, 2011 [LINK / comment]

Happy (white???) Halloween!

I've heard of an occasional white Thanksgiving or even a white Easter, but snow on the ground in October in almost unheard of in this part of the country. Whatever the underlying cause of the very unusual cold front that hit us by surprise over the weeked, it did at least provide some unique photo opportunities. I was inadequately clothed on Saturday morning, shivering outside while helping with the Augusta Bird Club seed sale pickup and delivery. But after the sun came out on afternoon, I took advantage by taking pictures of the rare combination of peak fall foliage colors and snow together.

Fall colors, snow

A woodsy area consisting mostly of oak and pine trees just north of Staunton, October 29, 2011.