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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Colder Morning on the Mountain

Sliver of earth and a whole lot of sky
Bad lighting for good photography this morning.  That's my story and I'm sticking to it.  The Arctic front that blew in overnight made conditions chillier, but not significantly so.  Now, in the early afternoon, it's quite sunny, but the wind is blowing fairly strongly and the lack of cloud cover has made it feel considerably colder.  We're heading for a low of 25F tonight.  Tomorrow morning might be a bit nippy for early-rising outdoor enthusiasts like Becca and me.
Getting started on the upslope

Mid-December flower

On our way to the high foothills

What the Arctic air mass has done to our weather

Bishop Cap under a dark sky

Sandy desert west of Tortugas Mountain

Will it stay like this all day?

Not your typical Chihuahuan Desert day

Sunbeams breaking through

Cloud cover quite dense in spots

Organ Mountains

Clouds ramming around in the Organ Mountain Peaks

Had to zoom in for a closer look

Hazy shade of winter

Sans leaves, this Ocotillo looks a twisted mess

Marigold has-beens

Arroyo west of the mountain

Stretch of rolling desert under cloud cover

Stylized sun face in a dead yucca

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

I really like the photos of the clouds on the Organs. It was even colder where I was, up north at Bosque de Apache. About 22 degrees at dawn.

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