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For over a week now, we have had snow on the ground and below freezing temperatures. This has  kept  the river shorelines iced up and landscapes blanketed in snow. Night time temps have been from 18F to mid 20F’s, with day time highs from the mid 30F’s to low 40F’s. But duration of day time temps above freezing has not been long enough to allow for much snow melt,  which is unusual for the Riggins area. Normally our cold snaps last for two or three days, before things melt out and then  repeats the same process over again for only a few times each winter. It is an icebox phenomena us banana beltites are not accustomed to in our mostly  mellow canyonland bottoms, snow free normalcy mode.

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All, the same, the cold is our brother and hot our sister.   You can’t have one without the other. Like father sky and motherearth, the male and female dynamic is the symbol and  rule of life on earth. Here is some more depictions of what our cousin co-conspirator, ying and yang of nature,  reveal to us this winter:

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Lake Ck Ember & Sugar Jan 16, 2013 152

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Sugar Snow Chukar Jan 11, 2013 046

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Lake Ck Ember & Sugar Jan 16, 2013 147

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