Six x Six

A wide-angle looking east. The Sandias are blocked by clouds.

They kitties and I got up at 6:30 this morning to find 6 inches (15.24 centimeters) of snow on the ground and no power. Since we have our own well, no power means no water. Fortunately, we have a gas stove and keep bottled water on hand, so I could make coffee. Power was restored around 10:45 am, so it had been off 6 hours or longer. We did have cell service, so I was able to call the power company to make sure they knew we were without power. Then the kitties and I went out at 7:00 am, played in the snow and took photos.


Resa’s tree
Electric meter.
Echinacea cone heads
View looking west along the neighbor’s fence.
View looking north.
Looking west down our road before anyone had driven on it.

46 thoughts on “Six x Six

  1. it’s always awesome to wake up with so much snow. It is less so with a cut of electricity (especially if the heating is electric)
    What beautiful images you offer us. The walk with the cats must have been pleasant

    • Hi Yoshimi. Heat is gas, but the furnace does not work without electricity. It’s fun to watch the cats play in the snow.

    • Snow is pretty. Thanks Couriers. I’ve mentioned it before, but I cannot “Like” or comment on your site. For some reason I cannot comment on WP sites outside the WP reader. It’s very annoying.

  2. Thank goodness you could make fresh coffee… Snow in November, is this early for NM? As you know, I don’t like winter and snow but I love seeing photographs of it in other parts of the world…

    • Hi Herman. For the years we get snow, it’s not necessarily early. We have gotten snow in early October. The day Tristan was born, October 11, 1986, we went to the hospital the day before in short sleeve shirts because the afternoon temps were in the 70’s. That night, while Laurie was in Labor, we got over a foot of snow.

  3. Hi, Tim. Wasn’t it a beautiful snow, especially after your power was restored? I spent yesterday afternoon shoveling snow and speaking with the neighbors. All autumn I worked on significantly cutting back Mermaid, which was threatening to take over my patio and I did not want a repeat of 2006, when It came crashing down in the middle of the night. This Monday morning I finished all I had planned to do until spring. I rarely have such good timing. 🙂
    Thanks for the snowy pics!

    • Hi Susan. Perfect on the timing. I spent a lot of time pushing snow off the canopy over the deck. The eight of the snow broke several of the bungees that hold the canopy in place. I sore this moring from pushing all that snow.

      • I share your soreness, but it is much better this afternoon. I hope you are less sore this afternoon too. Up here the wind is blowing in and a significant rain is coming down at a 45 degree angle. But the snow remaining on the driveway is melting. 🙂

      • We had the wind and rain. Now the sun is coming out. Still bits of snow on the graound.

  4. Akkk! Nope, I don’t like snow. However, your photos are gorgeous, Tim.
    Ya’ll got a lot more than I expected. I’m glad they got the power back on. Scary to be without it. Stay warm. Hugs on the wing.

    • Hi Teagan. Other neighbors down the road a bit, a couple of properties from Laurie’s parents, didn’t get power back until late afternoon. They had Thanksgiving dinner with us at Laurie’s parent’s house. We all had a grand time.

  5. Wow, what a treat! So beautiful! We have to drive about half an hour to see snow but it fell there last night too! I was hoping you were going to post some pictures of the kitties in the snow!

    • Thanks, Tiffany. The kitties were running between and under things where it was hard to get photos of them.

    • I was saying that anyone who dreams of a white Thanksgiving, their dream came true. Thanks, Victoria.

  6. Wow Tim you guys got clobbered. I heard there was a storm out your way. I guess it’s good that it happened today. Hopefully you didn’t have to work. I’m working today, first time ever working on the day after Thanksgiving. Stay warm and safe! Lovely photos. xx

      • Me too. We even work the day after Christmas because our patients come in then. Working for a medical practice is much different because you have to be there for your patients. More later on this. 😀 😀

  7. Tim, the winter snow photos are incredible. Haven’t been in the snow for years. Only last February up in WA, during a visit, there was a sprinkling that didn’t last. I can remember blizzards in Maine as a kid with no power for days. We had a wood stove and kerosene lamps. Pumped water from a well. A whole different picture today. Stay warm and safe. 📚 Christine

    • We get very little snow. The holiday is a nice time to get snow — schools are out and traffic doesn’t messed up as much. Thanks, Christine.

    • Thank you, Holly. You don’t want to see snow down your way. We had one of those rare days where it was cloudy all day with no sunshine on Wednesday. The sun broke through a few times on Thursday, it was sunny much of the day on Friday (between rainy spells), and it’s back to full sunshine with a cold wind today.

  8. It sure looks pretty, but I can’t see the kitties.
    Hope they weren’t lost in the snow. Big ice-ish storm here today. Sigh!

    • Hi Charlotte. It is a lot for this area. We often don’t get snow at all in the valley. However, we have received over 2 feet of snow in years past.

    • Thanks, Susan. Some people had power off for 12 hours. The snow does provide a different look to the landscape.

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