First Snow

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We had already scheduled a trip to check out how fall colors were coming along when we got 6″ of fresh heavy snow.  The cold snap helped the colors along, bringing out brilliant reds in the maples, and golden yellows among the oaks.

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The ground was covered with a blanket of fallen color on the fresh white snow.  It was a thing of beauty to walk among nature and all her glory.

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We even found these fresh bear tracks leading through the forest, who surely must have been enjoying the cool weather and the awesome environment we were witnessing.

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For more Fall Color photos check out my blog here…  https://kritterspaw.com/2018/10/20/snowfall/

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Snow Trees

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The Forest Service seems to close the roads the minute we get snow… and keep them closed until Spring.  So we jumped into action immediately after our first snow storm, and went directly to the Mogollon Rim to see if we could capture the Rim in snow.  Unfortunately, the fog rolled in, and the view over the rim was a complete whiteout.  Check out my First Snow pix on kritterspaw.com.

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What do they say… one closed door leads to another open door.  In my case fog lead to some very cool Snow Trees with the last remnants of fall color on pristine snow in an eery fog.  It reminded my of an enchanted forest.

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