Sunday, February 24, 2013

SNOW AT NORTH RANCH! Like I never seen before!

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Wednesday morning, after Ms. Pat got home from Line Dancing just before noon, she came running to my shop where I was cranking away making bullets and excitedly asked me if I had looked outside. No I hadn't looked out and I can’t see anything out of my shop. She told me to come outside and this is what I saw. 

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It was really coming down, floating gently as it came down almost like feathers.  Neat....but I was glad JRoger and Susan were going through El Paso about this time where it was nice and dry.

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Soon it was accumulating and covering the ground.  I don’t remember seeing snow flakes so BIG. They were as big as silver dollars. I was glad to be home and in my shop with the little heater blasting away keeping me as "snug as a bug in a rug"! 

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This is about as close to a “white out” as you will see in this part of Arizona.

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The roof was snow covered. When snow accumulates on your roof like this, it is a good sign. It means that your house is well insulated and heat from inside is not heating up the roof.

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It was really quite a beautiful sight…..especially since I could go back in by the fire with no place we had to be. What a great time to play with guns and bullets. Ms. Pat quickly became busy on her latest quilt project.  Soon the snow stopped and the ground was clear again but you know the moisture was good for the dry desert.

Later that afternoon, our good friends Larry and Geri arrived and got all situated on our old lot. We are looking forward to having them around for a while, the rest of the winter I hope! Larry and Geri were our neighbors up in the Black Hills near Custer and were the owners of Broken Arrow RV Park and Horse Camp.

Since they sold the RV Park a couple years ago, they have become full-time RV'ers and Professional ATV riders. They go everywhere and go on some outstanding 4 wheel rides in the boonies.  I mean Montana, Idaho, South Dakota, Utah, Arkansas, Kansas, New Mexico, Texas, even Canada and especially Arizona…..and I probably even missed a few spots I’m sure.  They brought us a big bag of fresh vegetables from a stand over near Brenda where they had been staying prior to coming here. They are delicious!!  We are happy to have them with us.

It was a GREAT WEEK!!

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Thanks for stoppin’ by and we hope the Good Lord takes a liken to ya!

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Mike

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8 comments:

kcgaz said...

That was sure a wild storm, we even had snow in Scottsdale. Camping up at Cave Creek this weekend, beautiful weather on Saturday and real windy today. Hopefully it won't blow in another storm. Have a great week with your friends!

Sue and Doug said...

snow in Arizona?..who would have thought that would ever happen? hope the sun is shining today!

Al Bossence said...

With the cold blasting north winds today & the snow last week we're about ready to sell this place & head for Florida. Only problem with that is, we hate hot muggy weather even worse than we hate cold weather. Will we ever find a happy medium.......:((

Allen and Lolita DuGuay said...

Enjoyed your snow pic's, have to agree those were some big flakes and would remind you of feathers. Sounds like more fun days ahead with your friends. Have a great Sunday!

Paul and Marsha Weaver OCT. 17, 2009 said...

The snow does bring a hidden beauty out of the desert.

Steve and Joan said...

Wow! Snow in the desert...how cool is that. Being from Florida, snow gets us all excited. Just don't want to drive in it!

Donna K said...

That's the way to enjoy snow...for about an hour!! Nice to see it come, nicer to see it go. Sure is always pretty when it comes down though.

TravelBug-Susan said...

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