The snow came on Saturday, a complete whiteout storm, with howling winds and up to 55 MPH gusts. My BIL once said, "the wind speaks to you here." And it does. Angel, always vigilant, never got used to it and would bark feverishly as the wind whistled around the corners and windows of our house.
The snow ended at sunset and gorgeous clouds appeared all around the canyon. I went outside with my camera and didn't know which way to turn. The wind gusts were strong and it was difficult to stand upright. I felt like the weather guys you see on TV, reporting in the midst of a hurricane. I could barely hold on to my camera.
This cloud appeared to the east, reflecting the setting sun. During the day both satellite dishes got covered with wet snow, so we couldn't access TV or the Internet. Instead, we watched movies all day long. We both enjoyed it and realized we used to do this a lot but got lazy with it. Maybe a new beginning.
When my my husband was in Los Angeles, he stopped by Pete's, a guy who sells New Orleans hotlinks, and what a perfect day it was for hotlink sandwiches. We sat by the fire, in front of the TV, which had by now come to life, and had an indoor sort of picnic for dinner. There's just something about a cold winter evening, complete with snow, wind, and a warm fire that brings you close together, a bit out of the ordinary, every day togetherness.
The view to the north.
And to the south. These look like such happy clouds, dancing in the sky.
brrr! looks FREEZING. hope the woodpecker found something to eat in that wind and cold.ReplyDelete
yes, i see the wood pecker and all of your photos are wonderful, that sky is awesome in all the different colors and clouds... so much beauty out there.by the fireside sounds good, you know i love FIREReplyDelete
I can see why you love it.ReplyDelete
It looks wonderful!! We dont have so much snow yet, but it will come... hopefully soon :DReplyDelete
och ja glögg är gott!
ps vet inte om det är det bättre att skriva kommentarerna på svenska eller engelska? ds
WOW Inger love the photos .ReplyDelete
Glad all is well despite the crazy weather it sounds like your doing well, and that is a good thing :))
Yes, I can see him. That's quite a storm. Willy Dunne Wooters and I don't share snowstorm time, but we love a rainy afternoon of staying in and smooching.ReplyDelete
You did catch that woodpecker hanging on for dear life!!!!...:)JPReplyDelete
Your photos are even lovelier than usual, & that comment, "the wind speaks to you here."--beautiful!!ReplyDelete
Yes, I can see the woodpecker. I wrote about woodpeckers before,and we have photographed a few. Lovely birds and very efficient at finding food under the bark.ReplyDelete
It's nice to have a lazy day here and there.
Magnificent cloud pictures!ReplyDelete
That must have been one heck of a storm. The aftermath is beautiful... and probably even more so in contrast to the storm. Poor woodpecker!ReplyDelete
Spectacular skies! That wind sounds like it was crazy strong. We didn't get any wind here - just snow.ReplyDelete
The clouds seem to hang so low that you could reach up and touch them. Very interesting pictures. Did you ever swing on a cloud?ReplyDelete
So beautiful, Inger. I must at least get out there and see some snow! If we had rain yesterday I think we would have had snow. It is that cold. :-) Thank you for the gorgeous photos. :-)ReplyDelete
Hi Inger .. love the snow landscapes - the clouds look just beautiful ... but I can hear that wind and the whistles! I hope the snow makes up for some of the lack of rain ..ReplyDelete
And I can see master woodpecker desperately trying to find some grubs ..
It's got cold here, beautiful clear skies and pinky glow as the sun rises and sets ..
Love the idea of a fire, curled up and cosy ... happy times to you both - cheers Hilary
I see that this snowstorm has even hit the desert. This large country is coveted in white this week.ReplyDelete
As usual, your pictures are stunning, but you shouldn't risk life and limb to get them.
You certainly get extremes of temperature in that canyon. Love the photos and it sounds like you were very cosy. I'm not sure what that sandwich is though!ReplyDelete
WOW! Inger, your place looks like it could be in the far northern reaches of Canada!! Br-r-r!ReplyDelete
Great photos! You are turning into the roving photographer aren't you....braving the elements to capture these beautiful shots!!
That Woodpecker was probably eating some 'delectables' he had remembered were in the tree.
Woodpecker "persistence" in that cold wind, must have a healthy system. I had no idea that the white stuff descended upon you the way it does. You have more than us and we had to drive home from the city in a snow storm last night, white knuckled all the way. I was so glad to get home after picking Sophie up at the day care, I might add she was very happy to be going home too.ReplyDelete
Love your photos today, the colours give us a real good idea of your world.
Gorgeous! First thing I saw in the picture was the woodpecker! Poor little thing... Nothing like a cozy evening in front of crackling wood fire with good food and loving company -- human and otherwise.ReplyDelete
What brilliant photos,and those clouds,wow! Are you stranded if the snow is bad? You must have to stock up on essentials.ReplyDelete
Love the snow pictures!! We got snow in Oklahoma too! I haven't had a chance to post pics on my blog yet! Glad you enjoyed the warmth of the indoors and being together. What fun! -JeffReplyDelete
Beautiful scenery. I can only imagine how cold it was with the strong winds. Brrr!ReplyDelete
I saw the woodpecker before you mentioned it. We have a few around here, but they're hard to spot.ReplyDelete
Great pictures of the show and clouds. But where's Samson?
Blessings and Bear hugs!
I hope you are staying warm!ReplyDelete
It's amazing how a camera finds the beauty in such brrrrr-cold weather. Oh, that poor woodpecker. Hope he made it.ReplyDelete
Loooove your header. How did you do that?
So pretty! We have snow on our mountains too, I´ll be posting some photos this week I´m sure you will like them!ReplyDelete
Also, I just wanted to say thanks for sharing your story about your health problems and how your husband helped you through it on my blog post, thank goodness you got through the nasty C word! It was so nice of you to share and made me happy to read that you are both happy in retirment. Take care of yourself Inger.
Pictures that are beautiful as always! Only you can make snow look lovely.... ;-)ReplyDelete