I was stuck inside on Monday and again today. My camera was itching to go out and capture the winter landscape around my town of Skillman. I didn’t go too far.

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I drove along Cherry Valley Road under tree branches heavy with snow and ice. Ice-balls and snow fell onto the car as I drove. I drove up Great Road (Route 601) and into Skillman Park. I got a few shots there before getting over to Burnt Hill Road and then up to Skillman Road.

I got some shots of the farm fields, now completely covered with snow.

From Skillman Road I went onto Great Road and pulled over near the high school to get some shots of Selody farm.

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Then back onto Skillman Road and then onto Burnt Hill Road toward Route 518.

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From 518 I pulled into Mountain View Road where I got some photos of the hay bails. Then back onto Cherry Valley Road toward home.

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I stopped to take a photo of the “Blue House” then headed home.

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