Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Snow for Christmas, and the start of the snow year!

Merry Christmas! God bless!

The first few pics other then the guard dog are from a couple of days ago.  A skiff of snow and everything looking good, ground has been frozen, but I have been able to pick a few rocks from the surface for hardscaping the dry creek with.
The very next day and all my landscaping comes to a screeching halt!  3-4 inches of snow changes everything, and I am having a hard time not blurting out how badly winter sucks!  There I said it!  I was trying hard not to say that this year, this year was going to be different.  Ha!  

Dogvader (Rocho)

Ringneck Dove, Streptopelia risoria?
Not native, but they help bring in the Morning Doves.

American Gold Finch

Plants Doing good after a lite snow dusting.

Agave utahensis var. kaibabensis
So far so good!

I forgot what this one was?
 Echinocereus sp.  New trial

Yucca rostrata

Yucca rostrata

Yucca brevifolia

This a close up of my biggest Yucca elata, look how hairy this one is.

A small Yucca brevifolia, I never got around to cover it.

The next day!
Yucca faxon

Yucca baccata

Third snow of the year.


  1. I love to see the desert with snow! Very pretty pics! Merry Christmas! :-)

    1. I agree.
      I love the snow, as long as it melts fast. lol

      I have to snow plow at nights.

  2. Beautiful! Best you wishes to you and your family on this day! Like us, you are also in for a very exciting 2013!

    1. Yes Sir, we are in for a great 2013!

  3. That looks like a nice blanket of snow, hopefully just enough moisture to help and not too much to hurt. That Yucca elata with all those filaments is amazing - those remind me of a fine bird's nest when they get like that! Rain, then rain/snow, went all around us last night - again.

    1. Thanks David,

      I noticed you also getting a little weather down there as well.