For West Texas, this weather is a virtually unheard of event. Several days with temperatures in the teens, followed by several inches of snow, combined with a very rare coating of frost created a winter wonderland. The owner of Spirit Ranch heard about this print, and ended up presenting a copy to the original owner of the property at a Mac Davis - "Lubbock in my Rearview Mirror" - charity event.
One of the perks for the photographers of the Lubbock Camera Club is having access to the living museum that is the Cowboy Symposium. If you have not volunteered for this in the past, do yourself a favor and place this event on your personal to-do list. You'll have a great time, be treated to great food, and enjoy access to the people that work so hard to keep the Old West alive and vital.
This is the photo thats supports the maxim "never give up." For thirty three years I'd stop whenever I visited this part of Colorado and climb the trail to the falls, hoping I would once again be blessed with a scene as memorable as the one I captured on my first visit many years ago. On this trip, I actually went out of my way to make what I figured would be one last visit before giving up the quest. I could tell, as I climbed, the flow of the falls would be disappointing, and even considered turning around, but something pulled me upward. As I rounded the last bend in the trail, I understood why I had stubbornly returned trip after trip. Although the scene was completely different from the one witnessed in the mid 1970's, the wait was worth it.