Christmas Snow Storm

We were so happy we decided to stay home for Christmas. A major snow storm came through Christmas night. It snowed so much it shut several states down for days.

I live in the mountains east of Albuquerque at 7,300 feet elevation. So when it snows we can get a lot. Now my husband has a “thing” about keeping the concrete clean of snow. A few years ago the concrete around our house was spalling so bad we had to spend $12,000 to replace it. So now he’s determined to keep the new concrete free of damaging ice.

The day after Christmas we woke up to several inches of snow and more snow coming down. So hubby went out to shovel the snow. 

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My man!

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At least he's smiling!

It snowed all day and the next night. The next morning we woke up to a winter wonderland.  We got several feet of snow during the night.

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The birds were up at first light and very hungry!

The dogs went out right away and were playing in the deep snow.

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Scarlett and Samson

Of course Tim saw his precious concrete covered in several feet of snow. So now it was time for the big guns!

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Scarlett was so excited to have someone out in the snow with her. It took Tim several hours to clear the patio, sidewalks, driveway and path to the chicken coop. Scarlett supervised and played in the snow spray 🙂

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Every now and then she’d come inside to warm up by the fire. Then she’d be back out the door for more.

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I walked the property to photograph the snow and Scarlett. She had so much fun!

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I know there's a rabbit in there!

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Good thing Scarlett has a long tail or I might have lost her

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Is that a big smile or what?!

I had a tough time photographing the birds with the low light but I managed a few decent photos.

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House Finch

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Pine Siskin

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Dark-Eyed Junco

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Spotted Towhee

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Bewick Wren

A few days after Christmas the sun finally came out. The birds were thrilled…especially the doves.  First they ate all the birdseed I had put out then they dozed in the sun.

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White-Wing Dove

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Dark-Eyed Junco

As beautiful as the snow is, I was happy to see the sun come out and start to melt it. I love going hiking and birding and the snow slows me down.

8 thoughts on “Christmas Snow Storm

  1. I heard about the snow storm out your way and wondered how you were doing. Seemed like everyone survived OK. Great photos. Bet you are ready for a break from the snow. Will it stay long or does it melt in a few days. Cheers

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    • The temperatures haven’t been above freezing but briefly at my house since the snow storm so I still have lots of snow. In Albuquerque it’s usually gone in a day or two. That’s one reason I bird along the river and lot in the winter.

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