if you click the pics fast enough, it will warm your fingers.
I didn't get out my yardstick to check the snow, but by the look of the Arctic Fox's roof and steps, I would say it snowed seven or eight inches last night.
It's freezing cold and snowy, so I mostly stay inside the Lance trying to keep warm, which doesn't leave me many things to write about. But write, I must because it's become a habit to write something every day whether I have anything to say or not....But not having anything to say has never stopped me from writing before, so it won't stop me today.
In the past, I've mentioned that I would like to take a different route heading south out of Denver, but It never seems to work out, and the same thing is happening again.
If I get off of I -25 heading south, it's all two-lane blacktops, and with the weather we've been having, there's a possibility of leftover snow being a problem. And because it's been below freezing every night, there could be some ice hazards, and I don't want to have to deal with any of those things.
So here I am, looking at my usual travel plan of heading south on I-25 just like always. And It's beginning to look like Spring and Fall when I'm usually making the trip to and from Denver, getting off the interstate when there's a chance of snow is usually a bad idea.
It looks like I'm going to head for the Bosque Del Apache in New Mexico for my first long stop. November is about right for seeing the Sandhill cranes, but it's a tad early for snow geese. But if I wait much later, the Bosque gets pretty crowded with professional photographers who make a living taking pictures of birds, and I don't want to be in their way.
So far, I'm staying perfectly comfortable in the Lance even though it's about 20° outside after lunch, so my little electric heater keeps it warm enough. And I'm sure my factory furnace would also keep me warm, but it would be going through a lot of propane now days to keep me from turning into an Icicle.
I don't recall it ever getting this cold in Arizona in the winter. And even when it does get cold, it doesn't last long, certainly not long enough, or cold enough, to use up a tank of propane in a few days like I would be doing here if I wasn't plugged in.
They're saying on the Internet that since this is an El Niño year, and since El Niño years are supposed to be wetter in places like Arizona, and since being wet is one of the criteria for a flower super-bloom I wonder if there will be a super-bloom this Spring. It would be fantastic to see two super-blooms in a row. And since many cacti bloom in June, I might consider staying in Arizona a bit later than usual just to see the Cactus blooming.
It looks like some poor working stiff had to go to work early on a Sunday morning. I feel their pain....been there done that.
I was going to walk around the neighborhood and take some snow pictures this morning, but it was 19° outside, and the road wasn't any fun to walk on, so this is as far as I got from the house.
Since it's Sunday and there's no school, the snowplows won't get around to plowing the neighborhood until tomorrow. They plow the highways first, and the school bus routes next.