Photos By NCL Mountain Photographer Paul Purpura : ©2011 www.nelsoncountylife.com : People blanket the ground below as the skies over Wintergreen Resort light up with fireworks this past Sunday night (7.3.11) as part of their annual 4th of July celebration.
Nelson County, Virginia
Mother Nature provided the fireworks off in the distance and man provided the annual fireworks display at Wintergreen Resort  this past Sunday night as part of their annual fireworks display. We already told you about the spectacular shot our Mountain Photographer, Paul Purpura got of the fireworks and the lightning.  An incredible photo shown below.
Paul grabbed this shot Sunday night up at Wintergreen while shooting the fireworks display at the resort. Thunderstorms off in the distance can be seen.
The annual fireworks display has become a family tradition at the resort.
In between fireworks sets, lightning could be seen off in the distance toward Charlottesville. The storm seen in the photo caused substantial damage in Charlottesville and Ivy, Virginia.
Long before darkness fell, crowds line the hillside and slopes at Wintergreen Resort for a perfect view of the fireworks. The fireworks are fired over the valley from an elevation of roughly 3000 feet.
See you at next year's annual fireworks display at Wintergreen Resort!