DECEMBER SNOW STORMS 2012

VLUU L200  / Samsung L200COLD !

1222021355(0001)COLDER!

IMG_0028BEAUTIFUL!

1228021330(0001)50 INCHES OF SNOW SINCE NOVEMBER AND A RECORDED LOW
OF NEGATIVE
24 DEGREES.

IMG_0061TREES ARE ALL DECKED OUT FOR CHRISTMAS

THE FOREST IS A STUDY IN BLACK AND WHITE

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AN ASPEN’S EYE ON WINTERIMG_0027

WILDLIFE ADAPT TO THE COLD AND SNOW.IMG_0031IMG_0033BIRDS ARE HAPPY BECAUSE WE FEED GENEROUSLY.

ELK COME TO BURNING TREE MEADOW
JUST DOWN THE HILL FROM THE HOUSE

IMG_0076 TO PAW AWAY THE SNOW, ALWAYS WITH A RIGHT HOOF,
TO FEED ON GRASS  AND ROOTS UNDERNEATH.

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IMG_0079IMG_0070THEIR WINTER COATS ARE 7 TIMES WARMER THAN SUMMER ATTIRE.

IMG_0049WE SURPRISE THEM AS THEY LIE IN THE SNOW
AT EASE, COMFORTABLE, WARM.
PERFECTLY
SUITED TO THEIR ENVIRONMENT.

WE HUMANS HAVE A BIT MORE TROUBLE
MOVING ABOUT IN THE WHITE STUFF.

IMG_004530 MPH GROUND WINDS PUSH SNOW ACROSS
THE ROAD INTO 6 FOOT DRIFTS.

IMG_0041WE (MOSTLY RICHARD….I WENT ALONG FOR THE RIDE)
PLOWED AND SHOVELED FOR 3 DAYS
JUST TO STAY AHEAD OF THE DRIFTING SNOW.

IMG_0047WE HUMANS ARE NEITHER WARM NOR CONTENT
WHILE DEALING WITH NEVER-ENDING PILES
OF SNOW.

WINTER IN EAGLEFIRE, HIGH COUNTRY, NEW MEXICO,
AT TIMES
FRUSTRATING, DIFFICULT, EXHAUSTING.
BUT ALWAYS DELIGHTFUL
FILLED WITH LIGHT
AND HOPE FOR A NEW YEAR
OF PEACE!
1231021320VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL CHAPEL
NEW YEAR’S DAY
2013

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One thought on “DECEMBER SNOW STORMS 2012

  1. Just got the chance to see these beautiful photos and now you are probably hot as you board the tall ship! Enjoy everything! Hugs.

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