This winter has kept us busy enough to make it difficult to find the kind of leisure I enjoy when it comes to creating posts to this blog. After our project at the Ceramic Research Center in Tempe, Arizona, we spent a week in the upper Rio Sonora river valley, a little known part of northern Sonora, Mexico, photographing the small towns and people. Iâ€™ll write about that later in that we will be making repeated trips over the course of the year. In December we hosted a pair of visitors from Japan, that is the subject of my next post. After the holidays we hosted a workshop for a friend and have had visitors galore and a series of storms that dropped more rainfall and snow than we have had in many a moon. We usually can expect several snowfalls a year here at our 5,000 ft elevation in southeastern Arizona, typically not much more than an inch or two, but this time we received a generous four inches. Iâ€™m not much of a fan of ultra cold winters, never have been. Skiing and snow boarding donâ€™t hold much attraction for me. I do love the snow, but also love how quickly it vanishes, soaking the moisture into the ground. Except for pockets of snow in the shade, most was gone by late afternoon. I thought I would share a sequence of photos from that day with you.
The Mustang Mountains, east of our home.
Mid-morning after evening snow.
Our work buildings covered in snow.
With the sun setting the same day, most of the snow has gone.