It is a disaster, declares Gov. Richardson.

...But mostly it's just pretty interesting. For instance, our region of Santa Fe got 27 inches, with the interstate closed both north and south for two days. Two unusual phenomena: eerie snow fog that mimicked the effect of a total whiteout (impossible to capture in a photo) and, when digging, these areas of Blue Glow in the snow...the last photo in this series gives a sense of this although I cannot replicate the intense blueness. We are for the moment cut off from the rest of the world...but maybe that's not all bad. :)