Sunday, December 16, 2012

First Snowfall

Yesterday was a beautiful day.  We finally had a good snowfall on Friday.  It's long overdue and everyone has been waiting for the white stuff to hit the ground.

The realtor came over on Friday and took photos of the condo.  The flyer is made and today I'm putting them out.  Wish me luck!  It's been a challenge to "hide" all my crafting supplies.  Paper crafting has taken a back seat as that's something that usually ends up in a huge mess.

Saturday I started the day off with pancakes.  Usually I have my favorite, huevos rancheros, but for some reason I wanted something sweet.

I had planned on driving around town and taking photos of the beautiful snow.  Once I did that I decided to drive up to the Valle Caldera.  You can read about it's history HERE.  It's absolutely beautiful.  The enormity of the Valle is amazing.

You can tell that it was a little overcast, with the sun peaking out every now and again.

The Valle Caldera is about a 20 minute drive from Los Alamos.  

The trees look like they are dusted with powdered sugar -- just beautiful!

The road was snowpacked in places.  My trusty Honda CRV was a trooper!

Someone wasn't so lucky.  They probably went off the road Friday night before the snow plows and sand trucks had made it out.

Overlooking the valley.  If it were a clear night you could see the lights of Los Alamos and Santa Fe.  Turn your head further to the right and maybe Albuquerque (over 100 miles away).

Unfortunately I didn't see any wildlife.



scrappymo! said...

What a wonderful outing...I have mentioned before that i think you should market your photos. There are a couple there that are absolute stunners even thought it was overcast!!!

May said...

Beautiful pics and info.. you are so brave driving around in the snow! I get a little nervous driving in it... Good luck on the sale of your home...With the beautiful surrounding's it should sell quickly!!

Hugs May x x x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Thank you for showing us around your beautiful part of the country - what a gorgeous place!
Good luck with the house sale - hope it goes well!! xx

Rose Hascall said...

Beautiful, just beautiful.

MaryH said...

Oh my goodness gracious! What lovely photographs of a superbly gorgeous area. These would make such awesome screensavers or wallpaper!I hope you did that. You are a marvelous photographer. I need lessons! Good luck with the sale....I'm sure you will be on your way before you know it. That should be a great sales area in your part of the US. Hugs. & TFS

sandee said...

It's really not fair that we live so far apart! I love getting out and taking photos of the snow too! Although we haven't had a good snow in 2 years, but always crossing my fingers in hopes that we will! The pictures looked fabulous! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Dude. I think I have frostbite now. Love the photos (from the warmth of the car). What is up with that random bump/hill with the trees on it. I'm sure there is a story there.