As Deep as It Got

snowy adobe near Taos, NM

Solid ice in front of the doorway now, almost a week later »Buy This Photo!«

Six days ago, it was still coming down. The winter storms were like cars in a freight train, rolling in every night. The snow was hardly ever heavy, just fine little flakes falling silently and constantly, without any wind, over days and days. This is a perfect example of my new axiom that a whole lot of snow is better than just a few inches, at least at first. When it gets so deep that clearing it all away is both impossible and silly, you shift into a different realm. Yes, it’s beautiful. Compare with tighter photo here shot the day before—looks like more snow there, but it’s not.

The vertical objects left of center are two icicles I broke off the canales (roof drainspouts). Before I broke the tip off the biggest one, it was long enough to reach all the way down to the ground. I arranged them and others around the stone fish from Michoacan to make a sort of snow temple. Watch for a photo coming up. As of this writing, they’re almost completely melted away.

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John Hamilton Farr lives in Taos, New Mexico, U.S.A. with his classical pianist wife. “Possibly the only place I can get away with this,” he says. As New York Times best-selling author James C. Moore (Bush’s Brain) put it in a review of John’s first book, Buffalo Lights is the work of a man attuned to the world who sees it differently than you and I and writes about it with a language and a vision of life that is impossible to ignore.” John is the author of BUFFALO LIGHTS, TAOS SOUL, ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE, and THE HELEN CHRONICLES. He has been publishing online since 1996 (Zoo Zone, Farr Site, MacFaust, GRACK!, FarrFeed) and blogs regularly here at JHFARR.COM. See also → John’s Twitter profile, Amazon Author Page, video channel at YouTube, and website photos at SmugMug. To email John, please see CONTACT INFO on About page.  

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