Wednesday, November 27, 2013

really seeing snow


Born and raised in a colder climate, I learned to measure snow in feet, not inches.

Here in New Mexico, it doesn't snow much at all. On the rare occasions snow is predicted, I practically wait at the window for the first snowflake sighting.

When it did finally snow in the Rio Grande valley, I measured it in millimeters. was just enough to warm this snowflake lovin' heart!


  1. Beautiful photography!

    It's been raining all day. I'm not quite ready for snow that lasts. Another day or two to work outdoors and I'll be set for the first real storm of the season.

    1. Thanks, Robin! Rain or snow, I'll take it here in the desert.

      Here's hoping the winter weather holds off until all your outdoor preparations are complete. Meanwhile, send that snow my way!!

  2. Oh, you little snow angel, you!!
    These images are crystally goodness, I can almost taste it! Especially the snow on our sweet sage, that we love so much.
    Jules, you captured the tiny and oh so delicate formations of that snow!! I'm impressed, it's so, so lovely.
    I'm happy your Rio got snow and that you were able to play in it.
    New Mexico has it's beauty, this I know.
    Sending you something on Friday. ;)

    1. Hey lady! They say early November snow tastes best!
      Yes, New Mexico has its moments.....when it's covered with snow!! ;)
      It was a wonderful thing to wake up and see snow! The dogs loved it, I loved it, I do believe the snow loved me back with the incredible snowflakes that fell all around me.

      Sending something your way too!

  3. Oh my goodness!!! The detail of the little snowflakes are just amazing!!! I'm so glad you were able to see some snow. If it makes you feel any better, you've seen more than I have here in New York!!! : )

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!!!

    ~ Wendy

    1. Well that's a switch....more snow in the desert than in New York! Keep sending it my way, I'll take it!


  4. Ok, now you're just was so hot here today. About 34 degrees celsius until a storm front came through tonight.

    Amazing photography Julie, can't believe you were able to capture individual snowflakes.
    Have you ever thought of putting together a calendar? I'd certainly buy one :)

    1. Never thought of a calendar, but now you've got me thinking....
      Thanks for the encouragement.

      I can't imagine it being hot these days. I am usually walking or kneeling or crawling in the snow, shivering, wet, and trying to take pictures! Wouldn't trade it for the world! :)

  5. WOW - just OH WOW to those amazing close up photos. Living in a 4 season climate, winter is the hardest for me to embrace and appreciate but I do try. So far we have had only a dusting of snow, but just an hour west of us, London, Ontario, has had two major snow events; already over 50cm of snow. Mother Nature can be so selective in her gifts (lol). I like Chrisy's comment about creating a calendar.

    1. Ok, next year's project will be a calendar!

      Mary Lou, I miss the four seasons like you would not believe. Guess that's why I go so crazy over a little snow!