Giddyup! Snow, Snow, Snow In Richmond, Virginia

by Sherry Riter in Weather

I woke up this morning to a gray white sky and snow falling from the sky. Yes, you read that correctly, snow was definitely falling from the sky. Not only were there snowflakes, but the flakes were quite large and falling fast.

gray sky falling snowflakes

It didn’t take long for snowflakes to accumulate on everything and I mean EVERYTHING. Of course, I was warm and toasty by the fireplace working on my laptop while the blizzard was going on outside. Okay, maybe it wasn’t a blizzard, but that much snow falling was super exciting for a snow deprived redhead who lives in Richmond, Virginia.

I mean, really, look at the tree. Can you believe there is that much snow on it?!! Amazing. Absolutely amazing!

snow snow snow richmond virginia

So what do you think…6 inches? 7 inches? 8 inches? I’m not sure exactly, but I do know that it really buried stuff. And…that hill down the street…yeah, impossible to drive up or down which is exactly why I was working from home.

march 2013 snow in richmond virginia

At 3:00 p.m. I realized that I forgot to eat lunch. See how hard I work? I get lost in it and completely forget that I have to have nutrition! Anyway, the sun made the sky bright white with a gray hue. Between the slightly warmer temperature and the crazy blowing wind, the snow started falling off the tree.

So sad!

The snow kept coming down, however, and I kept working.

big snowflakes deep snow richmond virginia

When the snow stopped for a bit, I was able to snap a few more shots of the lovely red berry tree. It was buried by snow in many places, but the red berries were still a beautiful shock of color against the bright white of the snow.

red berry bushes in snow

Even the frozen ice drips were beautiful. They reminded me of diamonds. Can you imagine that many diamonds hanging on a berry bush?

ice snow red berries bush

I know that the snow won’t melt overnight, so I get to enjoy waking up another morning with snow laying all over the ground. I’m such a lucky girl!


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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Brent Pope March 7, 2013 at 3:56 am

Awesome Blog, Red…enjoy reading it daily, and I am a guy!
Look forward to continuing on this journey



2 Sherry Riter March 7, 2013 at 4:10 am

Thank you Brent! 😀


3 Marilyn Parel March 7, 2013 at 8:21 am

Beautiful pics. Luv the snow on the berry bush. Reminds me of snowfall in my little town of Dalton, MA.


4 Sherry Riter March 7, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Thank you! I love the berries too. They are such a sharp contrast with the snow. 😀


5 Kelly March 7, 2013 at 8:29 am

Funny, here in the NY Metro area, we have about had it with the snow and cold weather. We were told to prepare and last night there was NO snow in NJ although NY/Long island got some. And now, as I sit at my desk in NYC the snow is coming down as it was while I was at the NJ train station this morning. So. Done. with. snow…
Enjoy the VA snow, though 🙂


6 Sherry Riter March 7, 2013 at 12:42 pm

LOL Yes, you do get a whole lot more snow than us and I don’t think I’ve met a New Yorker yet who loves it. Most people vacation to warm and sunny places. I’ve vacationed more to the snowy places than I have to the warm states. LOL


7 Christine March 7, 2013 at 3:08 pm

Gorgeous photos! I went to school in Harrisonburg, and I know they got tons of it, too. Makes for beautiful visuals. Brava!


8 Sherry Riter March 7, 2013 at 7:32 pm

Thank you so much Christine!


9 Joan March 7, 2013 at 6:07 pm

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful pictures, Redhead Riter, and the writing accompanying the pictures was not bad either! (Just teasing you. You know that I think you are a wonderful writer. But I wasn’t teasing about the pictures of the snow. I loved them!) 🙂


10 Sherry Riter March 7, 2013 at 7:33 pm

Thank you Joan! 😀


11 Skip_D March 7, 2013 at 6:33 pm

well, as you know, I grew up in NJ, & lived for years in MA, before moving to snow-deprived AR… I’m so jealous that I can’t stand it!!! I. Want. Snow!!! 😀 Wonderful pics btw.


12 Sherry Riter March 7, 2013 at 7:34 pm

I must admit…you sound like a 2 year old having a tantrum. LOL LOL 😛


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