The color of white

26 10 2020

As I type this Sunday night, we’re getting snow in Disappointment Valley. We didn’t get much (hardly any) rain (spits driven by howling wind), but the snow is very wet. πŸ™‚

As I type THIS – the update to the post on which I’m about to hit “publish,” on Monday morning – we have 2.5 inches of white stuff on the ground in lower Disappointment Valley. Snow kept covering the satellite dish last night, making it impossible to keep an Internet connection.

And it doesn’t look like Word Press has enough oomph (!) to allow the pic to attach, but if it DID, you would have seen bright orange tamarisk providing some color behind snow-white Piedra. Also known as salt cedar, tamarisk is a hardy, water-sucking shrub found in arroyos and other water ways, so it’s not very desirable … but it does provide some color in the high-desert basin during our autumn days.

In any case, the pic doesn’t match current conditions (!), so maybe it’s OK that for the first time (?), this’ll be a blog post without a pic (!).

Today, for a while anyway, we’re looking at a white, white world, and it’s 18 degrees. Happy moisture. πŸ™‚


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26 10 2020
Carol

Good! We are finally getting rain in Indiana. Cheers to moisture!!

28 10 2020
TJ

I’m glad you’re also getting rain! It’s needed in many places!?

26 10 2020
Maggie Frazier

Great – any moisture there is to be praised!! And we are getting rain in NY also. Hope the snow or rain continues for Colorado & allpoints west.

28 10 2020
TJ

Also glad you’re getting rain in New York. I’d read that your part of the country is abnormally dry, too.

26 10 2020
Karen Schmiede

Glad for the moisture! Hope you get more!

28 10 2020
TJ

Thank you! πŸ™‚

26 10 2020
Kim Cat Airhart

Another answer to my prayers for the Mustangs & their home, by my merciful, powerful God!!!! Thank You for commanding the heavens to provide this merciful moisture to the people, animals, & lands!!!!

28 10 2020
TJ

Thanks, Kim. πŸ™‚ Keep those prayers going!

26 10 2020
Lynn and Kathy

Ditto down here! Yea!!!!!

28 10 2020
TJ

Fabulous news – I heard New Mexico got quite a bit!

26 10 2020
lovewildmustangs

Thrilled you have snow!! Haven’t seen pictures for a few posts.

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28 10 2020
TJ

Thrilled is the word. πŸ™‚

26 10 2020
baileytan

Yea!! 😍

28 10 2020
TJ

Now if only California would get some rain and snow!

26 10 2020
Sue Story

Glad you got 2.5 inches, TJ! As for us – same old, same old. Lots of wind and record cold and…well, a faint, pitiful dusting of snow not worth the time it takes to mention it. I’ll take some solace in knowing you and the ponies got some measurable precip! πŸ˜ƒ New Mexico is really getting the lion’s share of snow from this.

28 10 2020
TJ

It amazes me that just a little bit south of here go so much less (next to nothing?!). Hopefully our next system (!?) will cover ya’ll, too!

27 10 2020
TamrahJo

A picture is worth a 1,000 words AND (to me) words from the heart is worth several pictures – πŸ™‚ – that said, funny how a few of our ‘drought hardy’ species in the Great Plains region are nothing more than water sucking hogs that bleed the life from everything else in the area – but are eyed with ‘beauty in eye of beholder’ – for me, here? It’s that durn, purple wild mustard – finally have it all but eradicated here on the place, in town, but wouldn’t ya know? The year it showed up loud, proud and rampant, there was a little girl about 4 yoa, who would pick a handful everytime she and her older brother walked by, to take ‘flowers’ home to mama – and big brother would wait while she did so – – me? having identified and worn myself out trying to rip out by hand as it grew here and there? Sigh – I curbed the desire to run out yelling at her, “Pick MORE! TAke MORE! HERE! I’ll HELP YOU! Take a wagon full of bouquet!” and scaring her about the ‘crazy lady that lives across the way…” – :D. But I never have forgotten how she ignored the smell, and skipped happily over, and carefully picked a handful bouquet to cart home – not sure if her mother ever forgave me for having it growing in ‘open area with no picking the ‘flowers’ signs posted – – :). That little girl should be in JH or maybe a freshman by now – wonder where she is and how she is doing?? πŸ˜€

28 10 2020
TJ

Ha – how is it that the worst weeds are so drought-tolerant?

29 10 2020
TamrahJo

They like prarie grasses have spent millenia getting very good at survival. Lol. The permaculture course I took said the predominance of weeds can help u discover what the soul us lacking. But mostly Mother Nature abhors a vacuum and bare soil πŸ˜€

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