"In every walk with nature one receives more than he seeks."
John Muir

Friday, February 4, 2011

A Most Unusual Sight

This week was COLD in most of the USA.
Meteorologists say 30 states had snow.
Even we had a little bit of snow yesterday!
The confused look on our little dog's face is due to white snow on trails.

I realize most of these 30 states had blizzards, high winds, and deep snow.
But for those of us that live in Central Texas-- ice, 10 degree temps,
and 1 or 2 inches of snow makes for a a very unusual situation.
It pretty much shut down life as we know it with schools and businesses closed.
Imagine having a snow day from school from just 1 inch of snow!?
(Did I just hear you murmur "wimps?")

The pond in our little backyard fountain has been frozen solid for 5 days.
The deer don't know where to find a drink.

Our neighbor's continuously flowing fountain looks like this:

Somehow snow tucked into the fronds on this palm tree looks out of place,
don't you agree?

And snow on this prickly pear cactus looks photo-shopped.

There is one plant in our yard that looks "right" adorned with fresh snow--
the holly bushes. I could use this picture on next year's Christmas card.
Today warmed up to normal 55 degrees with lots of bright sunshine.
The snow is gone and with it the excitement of snowballs and snow angels.
Maybe we'll see a day of snow again next year.
And it will take us Texans by surprise, again!

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