Snow Day!

Well, so far the first snowstorm of the winter hasn’t left more than a dusting, but it sure is beautiful!

Earthship Snow

Winter Fountain. The board is a ramp for the mice to crawl out, otherwise they go looking for water and get trapped and drown. The upright solar lookin' thing on the right is the solar water heater, now defunct.

Freckles on the lookout. The wild coyotes were raising quite the racket this morning. Freckles can't hear them (she's stone cold deaf) but she's got some eagle eyes and if the 'yotes get too close to the house, she'll go after them and chase them off.

Morning Birdprints

Not much accumulation, but I got over 100 gallons of water off the roof once it melted.

Cerrillos Snow Dogs

Bowie Trespassing to Galisteo View

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
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12 Responses to Snow Day!

  1. Eric Murtaugh says:

    You have a very interesting yard!

  2. Alexandra says:

    it looks so cold!

  3. You have snow even in the desert :D. What a beautiful result.

    • Yeah a lot of people don’t realize it snows in the desert, but I live at nearly 6,000 feet so we do usually get a few storms each winter. Last year we got 2 feet in one night!

  4. Great pictures, you say just a dusting of snow…do you expect to get snowed in? Last year we had deep snow this time of year in the south of England, that never happens so caught us all by surprise, but this year it is unusually mild. You asked if I was near Dorset, well it is the next county over. I expect you went to our Jurassic coast did you? I think it is a world heritage site. We love walking over the cliffs there – did you visit Durdle Door?
    Keep on posting…we love ’em

    • Yeah I’d say I’m officially snowed in now! We got a few more inches overnight with more on the way. I could snowshoe out 5 miles to the road and hitch a ride if I absolutely had to get out, but I’m happy here in my warm Earthship!

      I did see your Jurassic Coast! I went for a sunrise hike along the cliffs there- absolutely beautiful! I’m hoping to come back to the UK for some long distance trekking someday soon. According to both legend and our mitochondrial DNA, my family is from central Scotland, also the birthplace of mountaineering!

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