Friday, November 20, 2015

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(Stormy.)

 (Stormy's habitat.)


The week started out with blue skies, long views, amazing finds, (more on that later), and temps in the upper 50's. But by the end of the week, things took a turn and the snow started to fall!

Never discouraged by a little weather, we headed out to the mesa the morning after the snowstorm.
Everything was blue and white. Serene. Peacefully frozen, for just a moment.

By the time we reached the mesa and found a passable road into the sage, the snow had disappeared and the wind picked up. My husband, the dogs, and I hiked across the sage flats, watched the next storm build, and found "Stormy", my newest little mesa-dwelling friend.

As I walked, low, dark clouds rolled in on the west side of the mesa. I stood in awe, felt the storm inch closer. The wind shifted. Snowflakes began to fall. Stormy and I made our way back to the truck, down the road, and off the mesa.

To be continued....

21 comments:

  1. Stormy was meant to be found! Meant for your hands to hold and admire and to name!
    Is your favorite Christmas song "Let it snow Let it snow Let it snow????
    Happy for ya, Sagey! :)

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    1. :) There is something so....romantic about the falling snow. Even as a kid, I loved to run out in the fresh snow and take it all in. Some things never change. ;)

      And Stormy....he was waiting for me to find him!
      x

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  2. That first photo of the storm rolling in...what dramatic skies!
    We have snow here, too, and I'm giddy. This early I know it won't last, but I'm drinking it all in and stuffing it full of joy and play. Glad you're doing the same.
    xx

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    1. These early snowstorms are so much fun! They bring out the child in all of us. Enjoy!
      xx

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  3. you look like such a happy wanderer, especially when your mesa turns blue and white!
    lovely photos, as always!
    xx
    (amazing finds??)

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  4. Love the photos as well as your new Mesa friend...the storm created such a good collection of photos for you to take.
    Xo
    Dagmar

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    1. The storm was a welcome addition to the week! And my little friend....we got along so well, I decided to take him home with me!
      xx

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  5. Unbelievable beauty. I love your new friend.

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    1. Fresh snow is always so beautiful. And Stormy says hello!

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  6. Oh my! What a perfect storm! :) Breathtaking photos.

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    1. It was a perfect storm! I enjoyed every minute of it!
      xx

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  7. such beauty! we've have some random flakes but nothing staying ~ you're images are stunning ♥

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    1. Thanks, Deb! It was nice to see a little snow on the ground!

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  8. hmmm...sheep skull? coyote? I love bones...I'm an unusual girl :)

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    1. I've always had a fascination with wild bones myself. :)
      And I believe Stormy is/was a sheep.

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  9. that murmuration of birds over the sunflowers-in-snow....WOW....you captured a perfect photo.

    xx

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    1. An early morning murmuration, frozen in time. It was a beautiful thing to witness.
      xx

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  10. Those photos of the threatening skies are just beautiful!! We haven't had any snow here in New York as of yet. In fact, it was almost 70 degrees here today. Crazy!!! I'm sure it won't last much longer. We can't use our fireplace until December 6th when the chimney man comes to check everything out so I guess it's okay. : ) Hurray for Glenn!!!!!! I'm a little disappointed the mid-season finale is only going to be an hour but I'm sure it will be one heck of an hour for sure!!! Have a beautiful weekend!! xoxo

    ~ Wendy

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    1. I was so thankful for the snowstorm....everything was so beautiful the next morning! Seems we have had colder weather than you!
      And yes! Yay for Glenn! Only thing is....now I'm a little scared about who will survive the mid-season finale!
      Have a great weekend!
      xx

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