Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Snowy Day in the Mountains

After two days of being cooped up in the rig due to the massive dust storms and high winds, I was about to go stir crazy and needed to get out. Looking up into the mountains, all you see were the storm clouds, but I didn't care I needed to get out. Down here in the valley, it was a yucky day also, but the winds were at bay, so I headed out and up.
On the road up, I stopped at this old produce stand, it was just begging for a picture. Love how the red stands out against the weathered gray wood, snow and dark winter trees.
As I drove around the mountains the snow came on and off. Nothing like driving the mountain trails with a few inches of virgin snow on them.
Since there is alot of private land intermixed with the National Forest, you find these old corrals along with several other types of structures from days gone by.
After a few hours up in the mountains, it was time to start heading back, of course, I had to take a few of my favorite trails back down.

It felt good to get out, this southern NM spring sure is bringing some crazy weather, 85 and beautiful one day, crazy wind and dust storms the next. Can't forget about the temperature drops into the 40s, but it also seems that way throughout the U.S. this year.

Sheryl and I are counting the days till we can head back out on the road again in May. Is it just here or does it seem like it it takes so much longer to get doctor appointments than it used to? Along with wait to get in, there seems to be a long wait once you show for your appointed time, at least 1-2 hours, each year just seems to be getting worst.

Ok, enough complaining, It won't be long now, and hope to see everyone out on the road!!!


Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Nice to see you getting back out in the mountains without hurting yourself... ;c)

Really cool pictures, the snow adds a unique dimension to the beauty of New Mexico.

Mike and Terri said...

Great photos. Really like the first one in black and white!