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SNOW PEACEFUL. Cooperative Living reader and Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative member Barbara Colvin, of Dayton, took this stunning photo while on a walk behind her parent's home near Union Springs. She calls it "Above the Silos." "It just seemed so peaceful," she says. "I think snow can change the way we look at things. Without the snow, I would not have seen the beauty of the trees framing the silos!" Barbara, a substitute teacher for the Harrisonburg City Public School System, enjoys photography, reading and doing Sudoku puzzles. She and her husband live in a remodeled home (built in 1780) that is served by Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative and appreciate being co-op members. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous snowy scene with us, Barbara!

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