Friday, February 4, 2011

Snow in Austin Texas????

When you live in the south snow is rare but not unheard of. When we lived on the Alabama Gulf Coast we would get a rare snow treat...only about 5 times in the 40 plus years I lived there. In actuality, it was never really "snow" as northern counterparts would think of snow, but to us it was white and fluffy and stuck long enough to appear to be snow.

Since we have lived in Austin we have had the experience of snow for two years in a row. I'll be honest, last year's snowfall was exciting. It had been over 15 years since I had the experience of snow so I was a little pumped about it when I was able to watch those fluffy flakes flowing so elegantly down from the sky.

Last night's snowfall was not as glamorous. Snow fell during the night so I missed the magic of seeing it fall...which is my favorite part of snow. We also didn't get as much as we did last year so the coverage was not as impressive. Also, I guess the big thrill of snow was over for me after last year. Today it was nothing more than a cold, wet mess.

Even so, I did find it impressive enough to take some snowy day pics...

Bo got hit by his first snowball!!!

Bo gets daily walks and he's waiting for his snow day walk...and yes, I did take him for an extra long walk today. He's such a sissy...he was scared of a snowman someone had made at the end of their driveway and I had to drag him by it..


  1. That is what we called a "dusting" in Minnesota. I loved to watch the snow falling there. We lived in a cul-de-sac and I remember many evenings being outside with my grandson and his sled as the snow fell. A sort of quiet comes over everything and all you hear are the muffled sounds of the children playing. It is almost magical. I do miss that here. But, if this "global warming" keeps up I won't be missing it too much!!

  2. Lucky you, wish it would snow here.
    I miss the snow a lot, loved to watch it fall also.
    Have fun in the white wonderland.