January 26, 2021
Since we moved to Silver City, we've been hoping for a proper snowstorm (video by Curtiss Seale).
This is what we found when we opened our door about 7:00 am on Tuesday, January 26.
Overnight, it has snowed about six inches, and it continued to snow hard all morning.
We hustled outside right after breakfast, cameras in hand.
We were hoping College Street was still lit up by Christmas lights. It was.
We wandered through the utterly quiet WNMU campus, where the deep snow highlighted colorful murals and holiday luminaria.
A mustang is the WNMU mascot.
When the snow stopped and the sun came out, it turned our simple home into a snow globe.
Deep in snow, our yard looks just fine.
Elio gets his first experience with snow. He was mainly interested in sniffing where other cats had peed!
The Great Valentine's Day Snowstorm
February 14-16, 2021
Around 4:00 am on Valentine's Day I heard a noise like a jet landing on the roof, followed by horizontal snow and howling wind.
It's been snowing on and off ever since, and I can't stop taking pictures of the snow!
We have curve-billed thrashers here in Silver City, although apparently it's not exactly the same species as the Sonoran Desert version.
Quite a nice morning serenade by Mr. (or Mrs.) Curve-billed Thrasher.
Covered in snow, the yard kitsch is almost cute.
Madeleine keeping a watchful eye.
The insulators have found a home, decorating the back patio.