Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Little of the White Stuff

Every so often the weather can give us a little surprise. Today in our little Central Texas corner of the world we got snow...actual SNOW. I knew snow was in the forecast for today when I went to bed last night, but I have learned that what the forecasters say may or may not manifest.

I awoke around 7:00a.m this morning to the sound of tiny ice balls hitting the windows. I was not impressed. If the weather was going to ruin my outdoor activity for the day I at least wanted it to be noteworthy.

Today was Toby's day off and we usually have errands or have fun stuff planned. Before the snow even started I had already decided that Austinites drive bad enough in good weather conditions. Seeing all the ice on the street made me decide I would rather stay indoors all day long than be rear-ended by a speed demon not fathomed by the weather conditions.

Around 10:00a.m I glanced out the window and saw those big pretty fluffy flakes we had been promised. I have to say I was impressed.

While living in Alabama I had experienced snow once or twice but nothing as spectacular as what I witnessed today. The snow fell continually for 4 or 5 hours. I probably would not have been so much impressed other than the fact those flurries stayed with us all day long. Considering the part of the U.S. I live, it felt kinda weird to look out my window and see snowflakes falling from the sky.

We spent a good bit of time outside in the middle of it. I wasn't about to let the day go by without plenty of evidence of Summer's first snow experience and my first real snow experience in years.

We were all soaked to the bone. We don't own winter gear. Summer was wearing socks as gloves and her shoes are canvas. Toby and I don't even own a pair of gloves and our jackets are fairly lightweight...certainly not extreme weather apparel.

Here are some snowy pics....

Ordinarily I would have been freezing my ass off roaming around outside in "frozen water". I guess the adrenaline of taking pics and basking in snow flurries kept my inner body warm.

I enjoyed the experience and took at as an "experience". I do have to say that after today I am looking forward to the warmer dryer temps forecasted for tomorrow.

For today...I will mark it as an enjoyable memory in my large filing cabinet of memories. :-)


  1. Love it! Looks like Summer really enjoyed herself. I like your snowgirl. :-)

  2. LOVE the new header picture...and I LOVE the snow pictures.

    Ya'll did a great job on the snowman! So much fun to receive something out of the ordinary every now and then!

  3. Fun, fun, fun! We, on the other hand, have had plenty of the white stuff.