Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Snow and Desert


This is not a combination that most people think about when they think of New Mexico. We are however at at 7500 ft in elevation so we do get our fair share as you have seen in past post. I love the look of the two in this shot. The smell of the Juniper in the cold was amazing.

32 comments:

AGMPRISMA said...

Very interesting, Who thinks that it only be worm in the desert?

Olivier said...

beau melange neige/terre.

Sumedang Daily Photo SDP said...

Contradiction is real... :)

VP said...

Snow, desert and some sun!

Lowell said...

Now you're making me want to take a quick trip to southwestern Colorado where our daughter lives...

Beautifully composed photo!

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

You are right - there is something about the foliage of the Southwest that smells unbelievable. I love it.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Such a contradiction Randy, looks good..I don't know whether it's because I need something sweet to eat, but the snow looks like white icing flowing between the rocks!!

Luis Gomez said...

Randy, I love these snow scenes.

Sharon said...

Beautiful shot Randy. Every now and then we get to see a fleeting frosting of snow here in the desert and I love to see it settled on the cactus.

Halcyon said...

I think it makes a nice combination. Something you don't see every day!

Kate said...

This would make a terrific holiday or note card. As you say, many people are surprised to hear that there is snow in Santa Fe. Most Christmas cards feature snow-laden fir trees but this would be different but very genuine! It's a beautiful representation of the winter terrain.

Eyeliquor said...

You take the most exotic images lately!
Very nice!

parker said...

Beautiful shot of the High Desert country around Santa Fe! I can smell the pinyon as well!

Magpie said...

I have always loved the contrast between the two. Great job of describing the day also.

Cathy said...

What everybody else said - this is a wonderful image!

TexWisGirl said...

love the rough terrain. very beautiful!

Jarart said...

You are so right about the fragrance of the juniper, and all the better in the cold and snow!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Very nice.

Teresa said...

the yin and yang of the the desert!

Nadezda said...

Pas mal, neige et terre !!!!!!!!

RedPat said...

Fabulous shot Randy! I am still amazed that you have so much snow!

Sandy said...

I'm loving your header photo. Makes me want to sit right there. I guess, I would have to pull up a chair...I'm assuming it's yours. Got to love rocky hikes with snow. I didn't realize Santa Fe was that high! =)

cieldequimper said...

A little snow cascade!

Love that header!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Such extremes -- love this shot, Randy! :)

lifeisaroadtrip said...

I don't think there is anything more beautiful than this!

Elettra said...

Really curious !!!!!!

T. Becque said...

It's a striking combination.

bfarr said...

cool shot randy.

Jack said...

Nice one.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

It looks like a river of snow... glad that you described the aroma of the trees.

Bises,
Genie

Sweet said...

You're right. It's not a combination I would think of :)
But it's perfect!
Greetings

Carola said...

Wonderful!