Snow Squalls Blow Over The Ridge

This morning I headed back out to the open desert for some landscape photos since the weather called for snow showers at higher elevations. I was well rewarded for the trip out there. I brought the 200mm lens along but never used it since the 24/70mm was doing a dandy job with its wider angle.

I did stop by Calico Basin for some (redundant) squirrel photos, but the little buggers were apparently hiding from the strong, very cold wind. Just one brave squirrel came out from the thick bushes to grab a peanut I threw out. Even the little birds were not interested in coming out to play.

Smart little birds and squirrels! It really was quite cold up there, all I had on was a Tee and light jacket, oops.

I will upload a few more landscapes tomorrow with the snow coming over the ridge of the escarpment, or fault line. Since my Instagram account is now dead, I have thought about my posting schedule here on the blog. Things seem different now for the blog, so, what I am going to do now is upload just twice per day.

I fully admit to uploading too much which has made it somewhat difficult for folks that follow this blog to keep up with the busy schedule I’ve used for a long time now. I hope this change will help my visitors! I will be looking around for another platform for my photography to reside at too, which will take some time to figure out.

I hope you like this next set of photos, thanks for stopping by!

13 thoughts on “Snow Squalls Blow Over The Ridge

  1. Perhaps rather exceptional for you, for us a kind of cloud that we are confronted with for a large part of the year. Probably one of the big differences between Las Vagas and Antwerp (Belgium). 😉

    • I’ve seen this pretty much every winter along this fault line. It’s beautiful to watch in person, sometimes the desert floor is covered in a thin coating of snow, the Joshua Trees look very different with snow on them. No snow at my house which is around 2000 feet lower.

    • LOL!! I actually did catch that oops, but left it anyway. My sense of humor is rather dry… 😂😬🌴

  2. These are all gorgeous photos, John! You have captured the unsettled weather over the desert and mountains well. Being able to see a panorama of weather at a distance like that is one thing I have always loved about the West.

    • Wow, thank you so much, Lavinia! You are so kind. I took your comment to heart today about the posting schedule on this blog, and will now upload only twice per day at most. Thanks for your great comments!

      It was really windy and around 45 out there, damn cold for me to take photos, but I saw two guys on bikes, one with short pants and no jacket. Tough hombres, aye?

      I bumped into those snow squalls a couple times… ❄️

    • Thanks very much! The wind was really blasting out there today and the temp was around 45. A couple of years ago, I squatted down for a photo at the Overlook near here, got blown ass over teakettle by the wind! Folks were amused. 😂🌵

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