Before our desert trip, we were in the midst of one last storm that put me over the edge. I was just looking at my photos from that day when it was "snaining", a combination of rain and snow. Based on this photo, I think that Shyla had gone over the edge too!
What I love about the west is the vast open spaces and the hugely variable terrain and climate. By driving for a few hours, we left the snow behind us and were in a warm, if alien, world. The next photo was about 24 hours after Shyla's "unhappy" photo above. It was quite a transformation, in every way.