Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Snow-Covered Volcanos

Over the New Year, snow began appearing more and more on the volcanoes around Puebla.  Every morning when we go out to the football fields close to our house to exercise Schatzen (our five month old German Shepherd puppy), we hope that the weather will be clear so we can see this view.

Popocatepetl (Popo for short), the volcano on the left, has been smoking a lot more recently and has even had a few eruptions.  Makes us wonder what's going on under that snow-capped peak!

On our way home from a trip to Texas recently, I was able to snap this shot of Popo.  A lot more snow had fallen while we were gone!  It was good to see this familiar sight once again, even though we were only gone for a few days to renew our tourist visas and car importation permit.

This morning when I went out with Schatzen, I took my camera along, hoping to get some good pictures of him in action.  He loves his Kong frisbee!

For the last few days, the volcanoes have been completely covered in clouds.  It's been raining a lot lately, rather unusual for February, but the top of Popo was visible for a few minutes before the clouds covered it up again.  It looked a bit surreal, as if the mountain was floating above the city...I looked back a few minutes later, but the clouds had risen again and the volcanoes were gone.

Hint:  If you click on the pictures, you can see them a bit closer!  

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