You Know Winter Is Coming When These Tumbleweeds Pop Up In New Mexico

People who live in Albuquerque are used the seasons changing and the tumbleweeds turning into snowmen, but for anyone else this might be a strange sight. New Mexico, and especially Albuquerque, aren’t known for mountains of snow in the winter. A local organization took the lack of snow into their own hands and started using a seemingly useless material and created a holiday tradition that we’ve all grown to know and love.

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Are you a fan of the tumbleweed snowman? Let us know your thoughts in the comments, and feel free to share your photos of this magnificent tumbleweed man with us in our New Mexico Nature Lovers Facebook group, or tag us on Instagram by tagging #onlyinnewmexico for a chance to be featured!

Still not feeling in the holiday spirit? Hop aboard New Mexico’s most spectacular Christmas train that’s an entire holiday experience.