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Why You Definitely Should Not Be Dreading Winter In Virginia

Virginians have a love-hate relationship with winter. We complain about the ice and the slushy roads. We daydream about warm, sandy beaches. We moan about icicles on our cars and salt on our roads. But, it’s impossible to resist the charm of winter in Virginia. From trees branches that sparkle like crystals after the first frost to the first blanket of snow that turns the world white, winter is a magical time. With holiday cheer and twinkling lights, friends and family gatherings and snow days on the horizon, winter is nothing to dread – at least not in Virginia. These pictures from photographers around the state will remind you why.

What are your favorite things about winter in Virginia? We would love to hear what you have to add in the comments below!

Anna Strock
Virginia staff writer for Only in Your State, freelance writer and journalist. Even though Anna has lived other places, somehow Virginia is where she always seems to land.