Much of northern and other parts of New Mexico received its deepest snowfall of the season this week, welcomed by almost everyone. But what happened in Texas at the same time was such a catastrophe for millions, that the nation was thinking about snow and ice and broken water pipes and no drinking water and no food. Friends were without power and heat for four days. Others had heat but no water or had to boil water. And there was nothing we could do. Even as the skies cleared, things were not as they should be. It will take some time. CNN online and many other media outlets have listings with links to organizations which would welcome donations.
Because of the past week, I knew today's blog would have to feature snow. It was picturesque all over Texas until the deep freeze set in. It was silently beautiful here. Snow was falling while I was shooting.
Then something happened. Not unexpected but beautiful in another way. The orchid a friend had given us three years ago, decided to bloom and bring forth beauty of its own. A little taste of spring in late winter.
Thanks to Barbara, Wayne, Char, Steve, Christina, Larry and Donna, and Victoria for getting in touch despite the wild ride this week!
until next Monday,
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