Let It Snow!

Surprise snowstorm! Spring 2010.

December’s here and for the first time this winter, snow has popped up on the weather forecast for Cerrillos, New Mexico! In between researching, interviewing and writing my latest batch of stories for EARTH, I’ve been hauling firewood, chopping kindling, insulating pipes and making sure everything is battened down in case we get a real storm.

Snow covering the solar panels. I had to climb up on the roof and brush them off so I could get some power!

When it snows off the grid it’s not unusual to get to stuck out here for a few days until the road becomes passable. That’s one of the challenges to living down a very long, unpaved, private road: no snowplows! I don’t mind though. I always keep a supply of rice, beans, pasta, dog food and books on hand just in case. And when cabin fever strikes, I go for a good long snowy walk!

My driveway. Yeah, I'm not shoveling out of here...

See more Cerrillos snow pictures here and here. Enjoy!

About theblondecoyote

Mary Caperton Morton is a freelance science and travel writer with degrees in biology and geology and a master’s in science writing. A regular contributor to EARTH magazine, where her favorite beat is the Travels in Geology column, she has also written for the anthologies Best Women's Travel Writing 2010 and Best Travel Writing 2011. Mary is currently based in western Colorado. When she’s not at the computer she can usually be found outside -- hiking, skiing, climbing mountains and taking photographs. Visit her website at www.marycapertonmorton.com.
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5 Responses to Let It Snow!

  1. Nicole Marie says:

    Beautiful! I’m impatiently waiting for some snow here in New Jersey. This state has to give me something to smile about! 🙂

    Enjoy your snow day!

  2. seekraz says:

    Life’s rough sometimes, eh? 🙂 Beautiful….

  3. What a beautiful part of the world you live in. It sounds like an adventure, to me! Great shots here!!

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