snow + dirt =snirt! (v 2.1)

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    Windblown snow and black dirt combined to make what is locally known as "snirt". Changes in wind velocity and direction have moved and carved the snirt into interesting patterns. I love this stuff.

    Found and photographed on an overcast day alongside hwy 281 in NE Rolette County, ND.

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    Robert Lz, babybinjp, jchamp54, and 2 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. MTSOfan 88 months ago | reply

      That's a beautiful pattern.

    2. canaltowntraveler 88 months ago | reply

      We have had heavy snow already , 9" on the hill where I was, but not enough to see this, not enough accumulation yet but we will see that kind of sculpture later in the winter. (Western NY)

      Never heard of "snirt" before but it sure fits. Never tried to name it more then dirty snow,lol

    3. F-Stop Philm 88 months ago | reply

      Snirt?! An interesting name indeed! Neat looking pictures!

    4. Desert4wd 88 months ago | reply

      Very interesting. I'll have to wait and see if "our" snirt is as photogenic! Cool photo!

    5. jchamp54 88 months ago | reply

      Great snirt shots!

    6. mathteacher... 88 months ago | reply

      Strange name but it fits!!! Cool stuff to photo, too!

    7. siskokid 88 months ago | reply

      That is cool...Great capture!

    8. pat-trick 88 months ago | reply

      So that's snirt, cool. Beautiful patterns.

    9. BergerBunch 88 months ago | reply

      Lol... "snirt", I love it! Makes me long for the days of 50 mph sideways snowfall south of Dickinson...

      :-) Jenn

    10. Bobobonehead (NiX) 88 months ago | reply

      Outstanding series Pastor...Bravo!

    11. Gordon_str 88 months ago | reply

      Great shot Rick. It would look lovely framed and hung in a gallery or a home. Snirt is a nice new word for me. :-)

    12. KT of Lake Orion 88 months ago | reply

      This looks really pretty, Rick.

    13. moved2kimifoos [deleted] 88 months ago | reply

      Looks cold!

    14. Tom Gill. 88 months ago | reply

      Really neat stuff. Reminds me of the sand terrariums we used to make as k ids.

    15. Elisabeth Shroyer Photography 88 months ago | reply

      Looks neat, work of art in itself huh?

    16. swainboat 88 months ago | reply

      Interesting snow patterns, but i bet it's a pain to drive in.

    17. Yolande... 88 months ago | reply


      Thanks for posting in Non Colours in Colour.

    18. trpics1 88 months ago | reply

      I like pattern shots like this. Nice capture!

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