Thursday, April 16, 2009

Snow in an hour!




Yesterday hubby and I drove up to where we board our horses in the mountains. It was a cold, windy day and we were waiting for our vet to come give our horses their yearly shots. For desert dwellers, like us, the mountains are a complete environmental change. From the warm desert air to the blasting, frigid mountain air is a shock to our systems! We've learned to keep sweaters, jackets, and work gloves in my car at all times! There was a light dusting of snow on the Santa Rosa mountains when we drove up to the horse ranch, but...when we headed home, an hour later, it had snowed again! In an hour! Our vet made the comment that because the air was so dry, it was like a day in Montana...the winds made the air temperature that cold! And, our horses are all shedding out! Poor babies! We gave them some extra feed yesterday afternoon and I see the temperature up there right now is 31 degrees. We'll drive by today on our trip to Ramona, to eat lunch at the Ramona Cafe.

3 comments:

Tricia said...

I imagine that would be a shock to the system! Very strange to us here though, we don't have mountains! Beautiful photos!

Cheryl said...

So lovely to read about your day....I see a picture in my mind, it is like a journey.
I wonder if how I see things, is anything like reality...

Lori Skoog said...

Did you get snow? Do you ever have to blanket your horses out there?