Tuesday, March 31, 2009

And...another blizzard!

The day before the latest blizzard we drove about 20 miles east of Hermosa to the little settlement of Red Shirt SD on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. We were intrigued by this school, wondering just which part of it was the classroom area.

I am amazed by the shapes a blizzard makes. We discovered this perfect pyramid once the wind stopped and we could see outside our 5th wheel. We had noticed that the snow went sideways and sometimes seemed to be going right straight up instead of down.

In the wide-open spaces around us where the ground was bare there was no snow. It simply blew away. Wherever there was a building or other obstruction these strange shapes took form.

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