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photoblog image White Sands National Monument

White Sands National Monument

As we've gotten precious little snow this year (our average by this time in the year is over 60 inches...), I've been missing seeing white stuff...  Flipping through my archives I found an entire folder that I'd forgotten about.  Not snow.... no... but the crystal white sands of New Mexico. 

 

photoblog image Thanksgiving 2015 46 2 b.jpg

White Sands National Monument

As we've gotten precious little snow this year (our average by this time in the year is over 60 inches...), I've been missing seeing white stuff...  Flipping through my archives I found an entire folder that I'd forgotten about.  Not snow.... no... but the crystal white sands of New Mexico. 

 

photoblog image Thanksgiving 2015 46 2 b.jpg

comments (20)

  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 12 Feb 2018, 00:15
Wow! It certainly looks like snow.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Isn't it amazing! Love this place!
  • Martine
  • France
  • 12 Feb 2018, 00:26
C'est très beau, ça ressemble beaucoup à  de la neige.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Martine- it's amazing isn't it!
Wonderful images, especially the top one...
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much, Larry! I love how the Yuccas have found their place among the dunes!
  • Frank L Croston.
  • Winter, or is it summer ? Flagstaff U.S.A.
  • 12 Feb 2018, 01:31
What a place this was ! Unlike any sand dunes I have seen before, at times it was like being in snow. Well captured Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It was great! We'll have to go back after a good wind has wiped the dunes smooth of footprints! smile Thanks, Frank!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 12 Feb 2018, 04:48
This is amazing, this looks like snow, Elizabeth. I wonder if people do snowboard from the dunes though.. I am glad you found the folder.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Doesn't it! They don't snowboard... but they do go down the slopes on discs... No damage is done because the sand is constantly shifting from the wind anyway. They encourage play!
Thank you, Astrid!
You could have fooled me, Elizabeth!!!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Amazing looking, isn't it!
Wouah ..impressionnant .et surtout superbe !
Merci pour cette belle photo
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much, Claudine!
And you are so welcome - I'm happy to share!
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 12 Feb 2018, 07:16
Gosh, it looks like a pile of salt.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It pretty much is!! Gypsum!
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 12 Feb 2018, 07:32
Heck - these sands are spectacular Elizabeth. Have you taken Frank to see them?
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Aren't they wonderful! Oh he was with me on this trip! smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 12 Feb 2018, 07:34
Oh, at first I thought of snow - white sands- fascinating! In other parts of the USA there must be too much snow?
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Amazing, isn't it?!
What a fantastic sight E
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: 'tis! Thank you, Bill!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Feb 2018, 08:13
That is wonderful; I would never have known that this wasn't;t snow if you had not said. I'd heard of the White Sands National Monument before but never thought that it would be really white. We have so-called "white sand" beach in Scotland but nowhere near as white as this.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Isn't it just wonderful?! A bit blinding at times!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 12 Feb 2018, 11:08
It looks like mountains of clean salt. The top picture is special.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: You're pretty close.... gypsum! Thank you very much, Louis!
This is absolutely amazing, the words 'Only in America' come to my mind seeing this.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Isn't it just?! You'd be right - this is the largest field of gypsum in the world!
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Feb 2018, 14:05
Wow! How impressive is that!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Pretty impressive, Anne! smile
Awesome shots, Elizabeth!

There is a place in Michigan that is a sand dune park where there are sports and activities in the sand. My son + family vacationed there and Ginnie knew of it.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much, Mary!
It's great fun - kids do some sledding in these dunes, but motor vehicles are not allowed like at Pink Sands in Utah.
I confess that I remained in doubt about whether it was snow or sand, I wondered how the two bushes at the top could have remained above the snow. It was this that made me opt for the sand (before being read naturally) smile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: smile It is amazing how snow like this gypsum field is, Claudio! The yucca's are a tip off! smile
Fine shot, Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Tom!
Now, that is one (two) Striking picture.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much, Graeme! I'm pleased you stopped by!
  • sherri
  • Arkansas USA
  • 13 Feb 2018, 02:29
very impressive

each one has such a unique approach with your vantage point
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It's truly a fascinating place, Sherri!
Thank you for your kind compliments!

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