Wish granted!

13 12 2022

Mother Nature blanketed Spring Creek Basin with at least a couple of inches of snow! The amount varies a bit, but I’d guess there’s an average of at least 2 inches of the golden white stuff covering the range. It came in on a fairly warm wind, and the snow was nice and wet. Now, our temps are going to drop significantly, with highs in the 30s – much more seasonal for Colorado in December than the 40s and 50s we’d been enjoying lately.

Mostly, the horses seemed to be sheltering in out-of-the-way places, and I didn’t see many bands, but Cassidy Rain and her family were happy to visit briefly (well, maybe *I* was the one happy to visit?). šŸ™‚

Now, let me take you on a little tour around Spring Creek Basin, seen under a pristine cover of fresh snow:

From near the original water catchment looking northwest over the rimrocks above Spring Creek canyon over northern/northwestern Disappointment Valley. Utah’s La Sal Mountains are usually visible along the horizon in the distance … but it was still snowing over them while the clouds over us were breaking and giving us that brilliant Colorado sunshine.

Our newest water catchment got a good dose of snow to start melting and filling the tanks!

From the north(ish) part of the basin, looking southeast toward McKenna Peak and Temple Butte. Look at all that pillowy white frozen goodness!

Approaching the basin’s east pocket: Juniper and her family – and the rest of us – got our snowy wish. šŸ™‚

As I was heading out of the basin, just as the sun was sinking into a cloud bank above the valley’s southern ridges, I stopped on rollercoaster ridge to photograph a wild little snowburst over western Disappointment Valley beyond Spring Creek Basin – from a single crazy cloud! And yes, in the foreground is a pond, still – still! – nearly full to the brim.

Despite the coming frigid temps, I think we’re all pretty happy about the snowfall. šŸ™‚


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14 responses

13 12 2022
Pat

Thanks for the tour of snow and the beauty of it!

13 12 2022
TJ

Tours and snow and beauty all are best when shared. šŸ™‚

13 12 2022
Mom

That’s beautiful! It’s great to see ! Wonderful to see the new catchment getting put to use!

13 12 2022
TJ

I SO agree! šŸ™‚

13 12 2022
axelsmom20

Beautiful pictures & so glad you got your wish. We have 5 or 6 inches of snow here – down to zero this am. Axel’s feet got cold before we got very far so had to come back home. Birds VERY VERY hungry this am – deer were late to breakfast! Had turkeys below the lawn a day or so ago cleaning up the bird feeders – rototilling!!!

13 12 2022
TJ

Nature works wonders with all its creatures. šŸ™‚

13 12 2022
Karen Schmiede

Thank you for the tour! Very glad for the white stuff!

13 12 2022
TJ

Glad you enjoyed it! šŸ™‚

13 12 2022
Sue E. Story

Thank you for all these beautiful – and favorite – views in Spring Creek Basin, TJ! So lovely in all that white, soon to be water for ponds and catchments. We finally had about 2.5 inches too; turned out to be a generous storm for all of us! We’re very grateful. ā˜ŗ

13 12 2022
TJ

It’s so nice to finally get some significant snow … and it seems as though it will hang around and seep into the soil nicely! I’m glad the whole region got the goodness!

13 12 2022
Martha Kennedy

So jealous… and simultaneously happy for you and the horses and the water catchment

13 12 2022
TJ

The news was showing crazy snow in northern/northeastern Colorado – whiteouts and roads closed! I’m sorry the snow missed your area of Colorado. Hopefully your snow is coming soon!

13 12 2022
Cheryl Jensen

The same feelings up here in the NW corner – glad for the moisture; not so much for the wind and frigid temps. Great idea to post pics of the HMA for those of us who have never been there. Yet.

13 12 2022
TJ

I do love to show off our scenery. šŸ™‚ Glad ya’ll also got snow!

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