A surprise snow storm for our walk on Sand Creek in the afternoon The Big Red Monster lurking in the snow. Biff thinks he deserves a biscuit, of course Biff always thinks that. Looking upstream on Sand Creek. Downstream on Sand Creek. Snow Yucca The perfect naturally flocked Christmas Tree This is how I see myself...
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