Bright white

18 02 2021

The beauty is nearly blinding, eh?

This is what photographers call a “high key” image, where the whites are blown out and have no detail. Interestingly, that’s also what a foot of snow looks like under a cloudy sky when you’re snowshoeing through a meandering arroyo (because it’s “flat” and presumably easier to walk through): There is NO depth of field, and you really just hope there’s solid ground there under the snow at the same basic depth as the previous step because you’re too exhausted to do anything but fall if it’s not solid. (Ask me how I know.)

Pretty Spirit shines as bright as the snow. … Also, I asked her if the deep snow was harder for her to get around in than it was for her taller compadres, but she had no answer (and she kept up just fine).


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18 02 2021
Maggie Frazier

I understand the concern as to what is UNDER the snow! My paths up to feed wildlife started as deer trails so only about 12-18 inches wide plus when it warmed up a bit few days ago I broke thru in places now its hard & frozen so I have to go slower & be more careful (especially with a bucket of feed!) Have only face planted once so far! But where you are is a little more worrisome, I know.

19 02 2021
TJ

You have to watch those hollow places, for sure. Maybe a walking stick to probe ahead? I tried to use my monopod yesterday, but it’s so old only one of the (three) clamps actually works, so it wasn’t long enough for my height, and one of the sections kept pulling *out* with the grab of the snow, which constantly put me off balance. Definitely go slow and be careful!

18 02 2021
Pat

Great picture! Great horse!

19 02 2021
TJ

Isn’t she beautiful? πŸ™‚

18 02 2021
lovewildmustangs

Glorious😁

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19 02 2021
TJ

That’s the word!

18 02 2021
Trish

It’s like a painting ! So glad the snow is hanging around and maybe will melt slowly…happy snowshoeing πŸ™‚

19 02 2021
TJ

It’s such a surprise that it’s hanging around … but there’s a LOT of it! Warmish days but still-cold nights, so it’s awesome. πŸ™‚ There’s nothing like snowshoeing to tell you that you’re not working nearly hard enough on the bike trainer in the living room. πŸ˜‰

18 02 2021
Karen Schmiede

Love the pintos, and the moisture!

19 02 2021
TJ

Yes, we do! πŸ™‚

18 02 2021
Sue E. Story

Now that’s good news – the snowshoeing. It means there is an abundance of snow for you and the ponies! Wish I was out there with you, TJ!

19 02 2021
TJ

Oh my goodness, there is snow up to our eyeballs! Ha – OK, not quite. πŸ™‚ But we haven’t had snow like this in too long, and every time I have to stop and rest, I keep that in mind: ponds, ponds, ponds! πŸ™‚

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