A freak snow storm whitened our Arizona world on New Year’s Eve. I chided my Illinois friends who flew in for a visit and brought with them snow and cold temps. We all wanted to play golf. Instead, we built snowmen and huddled around the fireplace and sipped Maker’s Mark. My camera is broken, but Jim’s Pentax works just fine. Here are five shots of the Verde Valley, New Year’s Day. Toozigoot National Monument, an Anasazi “condominium” ancient grounds. Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Strange to see Cacti covered in snow? It’s beautiful here in the desert. Which shot do you like best?