Sunday, January 13, 2013

It’s snowing here today.

Last night, I remembered that I hadn’t taken my 4 o’clock photo yet.  I usually take it on Wednesday afternoon, but for some reason it slipped my mind.


Our days are growing longer, instead of 9 hours and 30 minutes long, we have reached new lengths of 9 hours and 42 minutes.


We are still cold.  Although, three days ago we warmed up to above freezing for about two hours, I did the happy feet dance the whole time.


Our day was darkening down when I got outside, the snow clouds just starting to blow in over the Plateau.  Our storms usually come out of eastern Utah, crossing the Uncompahgre, then moving on past us toward the North Fork of Delta county.  From there I don’t know where the storms go.


Randomly and very rarely (right where we live) a big storm will roll into Montrose from the Durango area, blow itself around to the Plateau and then land on us.  The storms from the San Juan area can lose steam at Montrose and never make it clear on down here to our Mesa.


Even rarer is the storm that comes in from Gunnison, spins onto Montrose, then to us.  Usually those storms (the ones from Gunnison head into Peach Valley and the Black Canyon area, then into the town proper of Delta).

I watch the sky a lot……as if you can’t tell.  The sky and the weather are major interest and concerns when you farm and have animals that live outside.


But besides those things—I just plain enjoy the magic of the heavens and how they  swirl and play upon the land.



19 thoughts on “Sunday, January 13, 2013

  1. Gorgeous photos, Linda… You live in such a fabulous area… I wish I had the money to explore more of the beautiful areas of our country–like yours. We are on the Cumberland Plateau –which divides the Nashville valley area with the Knoxville valley area. We are at about 2000 feet in altitude. HOWEVER, when the storms come directly from the west, about 90% of the time, they fizzle out when they reach the plateau –for some reason. IF the storms come from the southwest (Texas), we sometimes get a really good one here. Interesting how it all works out, isn’t it?



  2. Linda, I so enjoy seeing your “big open sky” photos, they always amaze me. I was so happy to read that Fuzzy was doing well, I do hope he continues to do so. I do believe we have gained around 13 minutes of daylight, it is noticable. Our snow is melting, but cold temperatures (in the negitive digits) are arriving later in the week. Have a lovely Sunday, Julie.


  3. I find the skies fascinating to watch. Where we lived for so many years we could only glimpse the sky through the tree branches. Now, I enjoy watching the clouds, planes and birds – especially the hawks.


  4. Beautiful pictures, Linda! We saw a sun dog last week and I was so excited. I wouldn’t have known what it was if I hadn’t seen you post about it.


  5. Linda, beautiful photos. We also noticed that the days are getting just a little bit longer. It is very cold though, with just a high of 24F, almost too cold for our precious cameras and pictures.


  6. Those are beautiful , magical skies and …. I am happy that not only is watching them something you must do, but also something you love! And I am awed by how much you know about your weather and climate. (I only know about the magic part!)


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