Today is the third page of the opening chapter of 2022. Although the snow tragically came a day too late for many residents of Louisville and Superior, Coloraodo, New Mexico was gifted rain and snow to close out the year. That is worth celebrating. It has been far too long since there was decent moisture in much of the state. Following shoveling and sweeping, there is always photography. As is frequently the case, in the aftermath of a storm, bright sunshine and blue skies prevail.
The patterns and layers created by snowflakes crashing into and plastering stucco walls never ceases to fascinate me.
The same is true of the way it coats aspen trunks.
Fingers of ice create still life.
Water falling from canales creates baubles and bubbles on anything it encounters in temperatures like the 7° low this morning.
Even at the end of the day, dregs from the canale remain firmly attached to the tree like an ice sculpture.
Happy Birthday to all the January babies - Elizabeth H., Anne O'K, Larry J. Mary P. K., Orlando T., Richard S., Karen L., and Connie T., and anniversary wishes to Jim and Louise. And many thanks to all of you who added comments to the closing blog of 2021 including Victoria, Barbara F. R., Jean & Sam, TTT, Ingrid, Wayne, Ann A., Phyllis M., Jim and Louise, Steve, Donna C., Christina, Lisa, Catherine, and Charlie.
until next Monday,
a passion for the image©