You may find this hard to believe, but thirty five years ago we had a freak snowstorm combined with some wicked wind that was part of the worst winter we had experienced in a long, long time in the mountains of Virginia.I was in seventh grade that year and we only went to school two days in January and finished school on June 15, a full three weeks later than usual.
The weirdest thing to come from that time however, was the snowballs rolled up overnight one night in February by the wind. My dad liked to take pictures of deep snow, but this time it was truly a freak of nature that captured our attention.
When we went to bed there was snow on the ground, left over from previous blasts of cold and wet percipitation. During the night the wind and snow fell again, but when we woke we saw a winter wonderland where nature had created snow balls for us.
If you look closely at the photos you will see this is no parlor trick as there are no trails where my brother and I rolled these up. This was truly a natural phenomenon I have never seen anywhere else. How is this for fantastic picture evidence of nature’s wonder?