Trees in the Snow

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Resa’s Tree

Snow has fallen most of the day. After I got home, I went out and photographed the trees on our property that have been claimed.

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Robin’s Tree
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Tiffany’s Tree? I don’t remember if Tiffany claimed this tree or not.
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Susan’s Tree
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Resa’s Tree from a different point of view
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Susan’s Tree from a different point of view
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Birds foraging in the snow
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Lyn’s Tree with Resa’s Tree in the back ground
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Black bamboo bowing low in the snow

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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.

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

Trees for Resa

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Snow through the window

After raining for about an hour this afternoon, the rain suddenly changed to giant snowflakes that were coming down thick in the waning light. I ran out and got photos of the falling snow. In the process I got photos of three cottonwood trees I photograph quite often as conditions change. Resa, who has two blogs I follow,¬†Art Gowns and Graffiti Lux Art & More, thinks Mia is lucky to have her own tree. I told Resa she can have a tree if she would like, so I’m putting up four possible candidates. The first three cottonwoods are on our property, and the fourth is by our cattle ramp. The cattle ramp is on our property but the cottonwood is not, and I don’t photograph that whole tree very often. However, it’s a cool looking cottonwood and is situated so it gets good backlighting in the morning and the afternoon. Plus it has a cattle ramp next to it. But Resa can decide if she like any of these trees or wants to look through previous posts to see if she can find a tree that calls to her. Below are a few links to previous posts that include photos of the first three trees:

https://photos.tandlphotos.com/blog/2018/12/first-snow-on-the-2nd

https://photos.tandlphotos.com/blog/2017/10/soft-white

https://photos.tandlphotos.com/blog/2018/8/misty-morning-spotlights-at-sunrise

https://photos.tandlphotos.com/blog/2016/4/medieval-morning

https://offcenternoteven.com/2014/04/23/water-my-world/

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Five Miles in the Snow

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We went out for a walk early this morning and walked five miles in the snow. We headed south on the levee for a change of scenery.

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Cranes glided through the snow.
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Entrance to the enchanted bosque.
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Laurie at the entrance to the enchanted bosque.
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Laurie walked in to see what spirits might be lurking about in the snow.
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She came out and signaled all safe. The spirits were taking a snow day.