Monday, March 19, 2012

Snow and Tracks in the Canyon

Thanks for your comments -- yes, a virtual walk sounds like a great idea, Rob-bear. I couldn't resist going for a real one today, but didn't make it very far. 

 Soldier's ears!
Yes, my Swedish friend, we do get snow in California. You can famously get from the beach to the snow in a couple of hours if you live in Los Angeles. Here in the pass, we are at around 4,000 feet -- the Tehachapis go up to almost 8,000 feet. We are located at the very southern end of the Sierra Nevada mountains in California. This winter has been the first one with little snow since we moved here, so I was very happy with the blizzard we had yesterday. It will melt fast so I just had to go out and take a few pictures. 

There were some strange tracks in the snow that must have been a jack rabbit jumping in deep snow. But I'm not sure.

A juniper tree heavy with snow.

I didn't even make it to the barn. I need a lot of work to build my strength up. The snow went over my boots, so it was hard work, but so much fun. Normally, we'd go hiking all over the land in this kind of weather. 

Jack rabbit tracks, perhaps. Wish I was a tracker! The distance between the tracks was huge.

After we got in the house, the dogs let loose, barking like crazy. By the time I got to the window, the coyote was way down on the road. But it had gone right past our living room window, leaving these nice tracks in the snow.

I don't think you can see the coyote tracks here, but doesn't the Jeep look cute, covered in snow?
Annette, thanks for giving the storm warning. I had no idea all this was coming.
Janie Junebug, I haven't been in my email for almost a month. I need to figure out how to get to you blog all over again. 
Fishducky, I will get to emails later this week. I don't have energy to deal with them all and I have to get our income taxes ready for the tax lady today and tomorrow.
Upupaepops, I wish you were here to interpret all the tracks in the snow for me. It's interesting to imagine that all these critters are here all the time and you just don't know.


  1. the snow is beautiful and i like those tracks, but I LOVE THOSE EARS

  2. Looks like the weather we should be having...being in Canada and all lol.

  3. Glad to see someone got snow besides us we a deep in record breaking feet here and no let up in sight yet. Today the sun is shining and it's 13 degrees and I see ice in the bay moving close to shore with the tide. Hope you gain some strength soon. Take Care Nan

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  5. Beautiful pictures, Inger! I'm so happy you were able to take a short walk outdoors. The snow you received has become buckets of rain for us on the Oklahoma prairie. Have a great week and continue to build your strength! -Jeff

  6. it looks beautiful. glad you were able to get out in it for a bit!

  7. Really pretty pictures, Inger. I love snow - as long as it isn't here.

    Nice to see Soldier's ears!

  8. Dear Inger, Thank you for the lovely photographs. I especially liked the snow-laden juniper. I'm so happy to learn that you were well enough to take a little walk in that snow. Now you just need to really take care of yourself--rest, drink lots of water, rest, snooze, vegetate, rest (you get the picture--so that you don't have a relapse. Peace.

  9. It's about a 2-3 hour drive from your house to ours (assuming you can get the snow off the jeep) & your weather is so different from ours! Your blizzard was a medium rain for us. Your pictures were beautiful--as always!

  10. Hi Inger .. glad you're feeling better - and those pictures of the snow are just wonderful ..

    Look after yourself .. cheers Hilary

  11. I am so glad that you were able to get out and share the pictures with us. You sure seem to have gotten a lot of snow! Hurray for spring snows!

  12. Men va kul att du fått snö...lite Sverige känsla över det kanske...spåren ser inte ut som harspår...skönt att du kom ut lite och fick lite frisk luft. Vi njuter av skidåkningen även om det var tjockdimma idag o lite mindre åk. Resten av veckan lovat massa sol :-) Kram!!

  13. I shall send you a brand new invitation.


  14. Lindsjo Taxar: The tracks didn't look like a hare to me either, but I never saw their tracks in deep snow before, so I don't know. The steps were really far apart and the tracks looked like nothing I have ever seen before.
    Janie Junebug: Thanks, I will get to my email in a few days.

  15. Lovely snow photo's Inger :) It's nice to see some snow.
    I like the tracks...
    Have a great day!

  16. California is an amazing state! Love it. sandie

  17. Wow! Thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures from God's beautiful nature. I wish we'd get a snowfall like that here in the Midwest!

  18. I suspect you are correct about the elongated footprints in the snow = jackrabbit

    It is deeper than I thought

  19. So nice to see some snow. Also nice to hear that you were out and about a bit!

  20. We don't get snow in the Philippines so we love it when we get to see it. The jeep covered in snow looked (pardon the pun) cool.

    Mocha Barney, Ashley Pumpernickel and Winniechurchill

  21. I would have walked with you yesterday, but first it rained, then it snowed. Horrid walking weather here.

    Perhaps today will be better.

    Thanks for the walking invitation.

  22. Wow, Beautiful!

    I love the first photo with more of the sky showing. Sorry, I have to cut Soldiers ears, and cut some of the snow section at the botton for my perfect shot of what I see there.

    It looks like snow in a fantasy land!

    It's another wonderful hot day in the 80's here in Florida!


  23. Beautiful photos! So glad you and Soldier are feeling well enough to take a little walk.

  24. These photos are so gorgeous!


Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger


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