A snowstorm in the desert

On the 1st day of the year, we woke up to snow on the ground. In the desert! A mere hour from the Mexican border!! It is quite unusual and according to the locals, it only happens every 3-4 years. Still half-asleep, I heard the bus door open at 7:30 and rolled around in bed... I found out later that A├»sha decided to go play in the snow by herself! JF followed soon after and took most of the pictures in this post (except the last 3). I finally joined them later and a snowball fight ensued (snowballs with desert prickles are nasty weapons!).