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Monday, January 7, 2019

Rainy Night and Morning Followed by Cloudy Day

This was the view looking back from the way we came. As you see -- or, rather, don't see -- Dos Cabezas peaks and even higher slopes are shrouded in thick rainclouds. Such was our view in every direction on Sunday morning.

We drove out to what Willcox calls Twin Lakes (and what I call ponds) to the bird-watching area, and views there was also different from most days. 

The cottonwoods in Historic Railroad Park are taking on more of a winter appearance. 

On our way back home, with clouds still hanging low, the sun struggled to come out, but as we climbed the 900 feet from the flats to the ghost town we found ourselves with our heads in the clouds once again.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Frosty Morning in the Mountains

When the temperature is 13 degrees Fahrenheit in Willcox (yesterday morning), what is it up in Dos Cabezas, 900 feet higher in elevation? Luckily, there was no wind when the morning sun lured me outdoors with Sarah into a thoroughly frost-kissed mountain world.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Beginning with a Winter Storm

We didn't mind starting 2019 with an Arizona snowstorm.

Our heads are in the clouds....

Monday, December 31, 2018

Friday Morning, Snowy Mountains

This is the view toward the Dos Cabezas peaks from the back of our winter cabin. We usually have a view of the southern of the two peaks, but not on Friday morning, with a low-lying cloud serving as a thick veil. Heavy, wet snow covered the ground and clung to branches. It was a magical scene. Today, three days later (New Year's Eve), there is still snow on north-facing slopes and in shaded areas in our mountains.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Why I Love the WLA

-- And the parking lot at the public library, too:

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Snowy Ride Into Town

Hwy 186 from Dos Cabezas toward Willcox
The cashier at the feed store, where we went to buy dog food yesterday, learning that we are from Michigan, apologized for the snow. A neighbor assured us that this week's forecast for nighttime temperatures in the 'teens is unusual, even for winter. We're handling it fine. We don't have to shovel or plow, and the mountains are beautiful in the snow.