Early Snow

(Williamsburg NM)
Two mornings in a row, I awoke to white all around me. It snowed overnight leaving a light layer on the bushes and ground. It was somewhat of a surprise as it had been unseasonably warm.

Tardis in an Early Snow

The last week in October was a little early to see a winter wonderland in southern New Mexico. Although, when I lived in central Utah in the 1990s, I remember the first snow was normally by Halloween.

Snow Covered Shrubbery
Mountain Beyond Growth

It was short lived however, because on both days it melted away by noon. Still, it was a welcome reminder that the seasons were changing and cooler temperatures were to arrive soon.

Camp: BoR-Río Grande boondock
Scene: Snow, shrubs, RV

Also see: Another Snow Day

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4 Responses to Early Snow

  1. michelle December 3, 2020 at 5:35 pm #

    Beautiful pictures of the snow. Thank you for sharing

    • Pleinguy December 3, 2020 at 9:56 pm #

      Glad you like the white stuff. Thanks for commenting Michelle.

  2. Bradford Harris December 5, 2020 at 5:33 am #

    Beautiful pics, Pleinguy! We have had very little snow in Iowa so far this year…and it was in October! I would imagine the snow in NM is fairly rare. As you mentioned, it melted off pretty quickly! I’ve been dodging bouts of cold weather up this way, trying to camp and fish here and there! Just getting caught up on the blog reading. Take care!

    • Pleinguy December 5, 2020 at 9:03 am #

      Actually, it snows every year in NM. The state is mostly above 4,000ft and up to 13,000 plus. Of course the high mountains get the most; lower areas less. And southern NM, where I am now, gets less. Just 40 miles from me the mountains reach 8,000 plus, so I see snow caps when there is a good snow. I don’t mind, as it looks quite pretty.

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