Winter Rain

Those living in the high desert of New Mexico, especially those with agricultural professions, are always concerned about the weather.  The winter rains have been sparse again this year until yesterday.  The first big storm of the year arrived yesterday and dropped 0.92" of rain at the Painted Pony Resort .  This welcomed rainfall was a fairly gentle rain and the ground received a good soaking.  To top things off, upon going outside this morning the residents of the valley were greeted to a particularly spectacular sunrise shown below.  Perhaps the poppies will bloom soon.

sunrise in the mountains
March sunrise (click to enlarge)


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  3. Glad you enjoyed the posting, winter rains in the desert are a big deal around here.

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