Monday, February 04, 2008

The snow arrived

Not nearly as much (1 foot) as promised, but certainly enough to tempt the photographer. In fact, a fair amount of our precips arrived as rain. Any and all moisture welcomed, of course.

The snow does wonders for dried grasses and Ponderosa pine trunks.

It tells you about the brief play of a man and his house dog..

...as well as what happens between car and snow.

It even let me know of a stranger, coming down the hill. The paw prints looked more or less like a cat out hunting in the cold.

Even Max had to inspect the new surface of his usual haunts. He quickly turned around and returned to the warm indoors. Our mountain bloggers luxuriated in the snow -- Cat-A, Rich, Foolsewoode all posted pictures-- and there was even a report from the high desert. In the meantime, I'm happy to report that not only are my shut-in days about over, but I will be getting my Real Computer back on Thursday. Oh, how I've missed PhotoShop and my DVD reader and... and... walking!

14 comments:

givethemhell said...

Your snow pictures are interesting. We have hardly had any snow this winter.

Catalyst said...

You had better luck photographing Max in the snow than I did with the quick-footed Smoke.

RV-boondocker-explorer said...

That photo of snow-smush and car tires gave me a shudder. It is driving in snow that tempts one into becoming a snowbird.

Ornamental grasses and bushes with colored bark do look good in the snow.

Warren said...

Great pictures! I really enjoy following your blog, it brings back nice memories of growing up there.

Anonymous said...

RE: the eucalypts in the previous post--they are highly flammable. The leaves are chockers with 'sap' that vapourises with a little heat.

The zig zag tyre tracks would seem to be indicative of over confidence or natural stupidity.

Hermano

sheoflittlebrain said...

Ha! love the snow and love your snow pix! My approach was not so up close and personal:)

pb said...

Hope you can lace on your hikers and get out in the snow while it lasts. The whole world is different after a storm.

Pictures come out in stark contrast, unless you deliberately tone them down through the settings.

I'd lend you the HuggaMutt if I could. Enjoy!

Granny J said...

gth -- it appears to be the mountain west & midwest plus the Chinese this winter...

Cat-A -- I held the high ground (the door) and he was heading my way.

boonie -- and this morning I saw some interesting new paw prints. Maybe I'll get a pic of them as well.

warren -- I'm most happy to share my Prescott with you. Right now, I'm ready for desert wildflowers!

bro -- I suppose that's true of our pine needles as well.

brain -- I'll have to wander over and take a look...

Granny J said...

pb -- the problem is that I live slightly uphill & the snow isn't deep enough to mitigate a sudden spill! Wish I were 10 or 20 years younger.

Lucy said...

Love those swerve marks! Max is such a handsome fellow.

Granny J said...

lucy -- and it was a Jeep, BTW! Max thanks you for the admiration, which, of course, is well deserved.

worldphotos4 said...

Here I am in Germany sitting high and dry. No snow and above freezing. You have the snow. I find that amazing.

JuliaR said...

The footprints of man and dog made me smile out loud.

Granny J said...

steve -- be comforted -- the last time I was in Bavaria, it had snowed and was --- brrr -- cold! But then that was long, long ago & the globe has warmed, except here and in China.

jr -- apparently, the dog had an even greater time this morning -- the snow prints showed that a family of raccoons had meandered through & up my hill. The dog barked & barked, said his companion. Now they have to check out the koi situation -- the coons really love their fish!

 
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