I stole this picture from H. Koppdelaney’s Photostream fair and square. That is only because the photographer is generous enough to allow certain types of borrowing, as long as attribution is given to the photographic artist. For more wonderful images created by the German Buddhist, check out his website.
New Year’s Day In Northern New Mexico
New year’s day could not have been more generous for the start of 2013, for here on the western flanks of the Sangre de Christo Mountains she deposited over a foot of fresh powder. Skiers were extremely excited, as everybody else spent the day snuggled up to a warm fire admiring the glistening landscape.
As I write this we are getting hammered with a pretty intense snowstorm. I expect by this time tomorrow we will have a foot of the white stuff covering the ground and transforming our landscape into a snowy, white plain. Further north along the coast or “Down East” as the eastern most counties are referred to, the snow totals may be even greater. So many of us here in the Pine tree State may have had a green Christmas, but it seems like we are in for a very white Christmas.
I thought I would take a few minutes and share a few images with anybody, who may be thumbing through these words. I’d like to tell you about my New Year’s resolutions, but I haven’t made any, unless you count promising to cut down on my caloric intake. Though I have to admit that I do this every year an it lasts a few weeks, but it doesn’t last much longer. Still somehow I make it through the years holdin my own.
Here’s another picture from the past year. Snow gnomes is what I call them. Just piles of snow on top of some outdoor electrical boxes. This picture is just from over a year ago.
And then finally here’s a good way to light up a winter’s night when you’re thinking of taking a Jimmy Buffet-style holiday in the Caribbean instead of slogging your way to work through four-foot snow drifts. No here’s another Happy New Year to you (I think that’s two) and I’ll get back on tract next week, when everyone, including me, returns from our winter recess and goes back to doing what we were before the holidays swept through our lives.