Sunday, December 21, 2008

Mules in the Mist


With a climate like Las Vegas, snow in St George is pretty rare. We have this saying, "You might go to bed with snow, but you'll never have lunch with her." It used to be so warm here that snow wouldn't last more than a few minutes, on the rare occasions that it reached the ground. We got some five days ago, and its still on the ground. It is the most snow in 30 years, and with global-warming induced cooling, it hasn't melted yet, which is an even bigger record. I wish they would do something about this global-warming which seems to be plunging the world into a new ice-age. We have a real freeze on, and I'm tired of shoveling snow, which is what I moved here to avoid.



So yesterday, I took the kids on the upper Snow Canyon trail to show them where they got the idea for Winter Wonder Fantasy Land. How can you not believe in Santa after seeing this?! It felt a little like Heaven as we rode up into the clouds--brilliant white everywhere, interrupted by the beauty of Mules in the Mist.

11 comments:

OUR CHAOTIC CLAN said...

Wow! Snow in St. George??? Amazing! What beautiful pictures. Your kids are so lucky!

cory and sharon said...

Man, and just when we move so that we could experience the seasons more. Sheesh. We're missing out, it looks like.

DrGooch said...

My kids ARE lucky. They just think its a chore. I can't wait til they finally know too. Keep telling them for me, will ya?. Couple of them were ticked off that they had to spend some of their Saturday with me in such a beautiful place, especially on a horse.

Now that it snows here, the only thing St George is missing is a beach. We got it all now...

Wenderful in Colorado said...

What I wanna know is...WHO did you steal those coats from?

Wenderful in Colorado said...

...and your photos are kindof okay too. :)

DrGooch said...

Seriously, thats funny about the coats. My kids don't own good coats (since they hardly ever need them). We were layering all kinds sweats, mom's coats, dad's quilted shirts, dad's warm gloves and hats, etc. so they could survive the cold.

Matthew Urmston said...

Dr. Paul, thanks for the photos of the cliff climbing going on. wow, how fun! much appreciated. found Kepi and Shauna on your blog. we lived 2 doors down from them at BYU-H. small world.
Leslie

Wenderful in Colorado said...

Too bad you didn't have the "milking goats and cows" coats that Dad used to have. They would have been warm too. And so stylish.

Huck's mama said...

Yeah, as soon as I started reading this post, the first thing I thought of was all the global warming. Scary, isn't it?!

Loved the photos!

cory and sharon said...

Did you know it snowed in Eugene Oregon, too. It supposedly never snows there. So much for all this global-warming mumbo jumbo.

DrGooch said...

Haven't you heard? This deep freeze we are in is PROOF that global warming is Man Made. Just follow the logic, see? reduced temps globally prove climatic change is the result of our mule farts and other vehicular emissions which is warming mother gaia's aura ... and be careful not to disagree. Heresy is the unforgivable sin.