On this past Christmas Eve I was en route to my mom’s house in Oklahoma. Traveling through central New Mexico to catch I-40 and head east, I came over a ridge and was quite impressed with the view. So naturally I pulled over and stole a few pictures before continuing on. This was the first snow of the season and the trailing edge of the weather front that dropped it is just visible on the right side of the picture. Unfortunately, that same storm went to my mom’s house, dropped a ton of ice and left her (and ultimately me) without power for a few days.