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Thursday, December 5, 2013

New Mexico Snow







This post should really be entitled Albuquerque Snow because our weather pattern is different from Santa Fe, which gets more snow in winter, and from farther south, which gets much less. We have mountains nearby where the snow lingers much longer, (Great skiing in NM!) but in general this is a good snow for us.




This post is for Bella (Bella's Rose Cottage) who has been asking about our snow lately. Many folks are surprised that we have snow at all, but two or three small storms in winter are the norm at our elevation. These are just a few shots from my front window. So festive!














Desert Willow.




Spanish Broom.





Our neighbor's pueblo style home. (Our walls.)




The spiny plant is a Red Yucca, described as tough as nails. The graceful stalks bloom with coral colored succulent flowers in spring.





This is a more typical snowfall from last week. Gone the instant the sun shines again.




The sun will come out later this afternoon. But in the meantime we are holed up playing Christmas carols. Snow certainly gets you in the mood! So cozy!

 Thanks so much for stopping by!

Jacqueline




33 comments:

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Wow, absolutely gorgeous!

kerrie of sea cottage said...

I love that Pueblo home...what a view you have! The snow and trees and brush are all beautiful.

SizzleandZoom said...

Love your snowfall. It is beautiful. I loved your kitty pics, too in the last post. I wish you would post more of kitty.

Salmagundi said...

Thanks for sending the snow up to Colorado - it's beautiful here, too; but very, very cold! Sally

Debra Oliver said...

so pretty, enjoy the lovely winter weather, we're having our first bout today!

Jennifer said...

I love seeing this from where you live. In my neighborhood, we have a good three inches of snow already! People are often surprised when I tell them it snows in NM but I'm really glad it does.

Custom Comforts said...

Such a pretty snow and beautiful photos. Just what we all need to put us in the holiday spirit. Enjoy ~ we have some bitter cold temps coming our way next week and probably snow too. Will miss the 60-degrees we enjoyed today.
Cindy

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

We've got a dusting of snow today and it is cold!
I didn't realize that you would get snow in NM. Do you ever have so much that you cannot drive your car and are housebound?

Pamela Gordon said...

It looks very pretty Jacqueline. Up here we don't think of snow in your area at all. But, I guess you do get some. I'm surprised. A good day to stay in as you said. Take care. Pamela

Ann said...

We lived in Albuquerque for 4 years when my husband was in the Air Force and stationed at Kirkland AFB in the 1960's. It rarely snowed in the valley as I remember but we spent many a day up in the Sandia's, we cut a few Christmas trees too. We lived in an adobe house near the base---loved living there. Enjoy your time in the flakes.
Ann

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

WOW!!

I had absolutely no idea it snowed there at ALL. Amazing.

We're supposed to get a very heavy snowfall and nasty storm tomorrow until Sat morning......weather advisory warnings going on a lot today - yikes. Must be leftover from that storm you have there.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

It's so pretty and so festive for the Christmas season.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Beautiful pictures! And it is your favorite color...white,
We have snow coming tonight as well. Sounds fun, singing carols.

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

Oh enjoy all of that lovely white! We are getting it right now too. Should be quite a bit for December. Time to get the camera out!
Sherry

Debbie Lynne Malison said...

Very pretty! I, also, didn't think you would have snow! Very Christmas-y!!

Bella said...

Hi J!
Thanks You, I am all smiles!! I LOVE LOVE the snow, it is beautiful, exotic, the willow tree is pure magic!! I think a lot of people would find morning snow which melts off, the best of both worlds, all the beauty and none of the slippery roads... our snow is off the forecast :-(
Big Hugs and Smiles!
B

chateau chic said...

Oh, I love the beautiful snow. I love when it snows, even though we don't get much.
Mary Alice

Pat Cantwell said...

Jacqueline,
I L O V E SNOW!!!
. . .and TODAY, it SNOWed here on the Prairie!!!
I ask for SNOW every year on my Birthday!!! And today, I got my wish!!! No Christmas Carols here, but I did The Happy Dance!!!
Thanks for sharing your NM SNOW!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Pondside said...

The snow looks so odd around the southwestern buildings! I didn't realise that you get snow at all.

Blondie's Journal said...

J, you have gotten snow even before some of us Midwestern and Northern states! How beautiful! I think I have mentioned that my best friend now lives in Albuquerque. She is an Esthetician and owns Dermalogica there. Perhaps you know her or have heard of her...Leslie Ortiz? I would so love to visit her, we keep in touch by email. When you report on the weather, I know that's what she is surrounded by as well and it makes me feel closer. :)

XO,
Jane

Burlap Luxe said...

We too, get à bit of snowberry on our Southern California desert, not much just enough a couple of times throughout the cold of winter to tease us. Never or rarely at Christmas maybe some this year though...

Your neighbors hacienda looks much like some of the ones around me? Do you live in one as well? Or just a cottage type home?

You must be feeling the holiday spirit with its whiteness around you?

See you soon

Xx
Doré

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

So pretty, Jacqueline...I always think snow is the best decoration...

sweet violets said...

That is so very pretty esp. against the color of the pueblo style home....so sweet!!!

LadyJ said...

We have your snow this morning, although it's more ice than snow. Beautiful pictures and thanks for sharing them with us.

Fågel Blå said...

Hello Sweet!
I love to stopping by here, I love your lovely blog and all of your Photos,
Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog, I be Happy!
Whish you a nice weekend
Hugs Kathrine

Lin said...

So pretty! We have about 6" today and freezing temps. But it does put one in the mood for Christmas!
Enjoy your day,
Lin

must love junk said...

What pretty pics! It's snowing here pretty hard today.
Susan

Curtains in My Tree said...

I love snow
I just don't like the freezing rain we usually get before our snow in Missouri

Your snow looks so pretty

Custom Comforts said...

Your snow came East and now it looks like your pictures here - only worse :) Thanks for sharing.
Cindy

lynn said...

we got snow today, too! the first of many:( stay warm, jacqueline! happy weekend!

Jeanie said...

I especially love the snow on the Pueblo home -- a gorgeous photo. I can see how that would get you in the mood!

Con Alma y Color said...

que imagenes mas bellas y románticas. felicidades

Haworth said...

What beautiful images, Jacqueline! Have you had more snow since then? Wishing you a beautiful Christmas and healthy and happy New Year. With apologies for being absent now and then... rest assured I love looking through the words and photos you share here. xx

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