Thursday, December 10, 2009

Santa Fe Filigree

We had a blizzard two days ago. The snow volume was not huge but it came in on the wings of 60 mph winds. Yesterday I drove to the Santa Fe Ski Area to take in the result.

The road up was mostly clear.

At an elevation of 10,200 feet I was as high as I could get by car. Everything was coated by the storm.

The wind-driven ice and snow created a delicate filigree that looked like it would shatter if you touched it.

In sheltered areas, the more familiar, gentle snow padded the branches and ground.

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