Well, something totally unexpected happened to the small town of Dickinson last night. Now, keep in mind we live about 20 minutes inland from the Gulf of Mexico. Or, as we call it, the Gulf Coast. It’s pretty freakin’ tropical here. OK, it can be unbearably tropical here. Humidity hovers at 110% all summer and it’s not uncommon for it to never dip to freezing in the winter.
Now. Keeping that in mind how often would you think we see snow? Not often. The freakiest thing I will ever be able to say about snow down here happened four years ago on Christmas Eve. That’s right. We had one of those rare snowfalls that only happens about once every 5 to 7 years and it was on Christmas Eve. It was so beautiful Christmas morning. My dear Miter and Pop live up a little bit north of Ft. Worth and get snow, usually every year. Though, not always a lot of it. They are both from the small town they live in and have never in their lives had a white Christmas. It was pretty surreal calling them and telling them we were having one.
Last night it snowed again. We got a good blanket of it and all my vegetation is bum-fuzzled.
Here’s crazy Kes out on the front porch in her nightgown! She doesn’t mind the cold, I guess…
Keelan with a severe case of dandruff… She does not seem to mind, though.
Doofus and Goofus
Unhappy bushes covered with white cold stuff. They all got themselves pulled up and left in the morning, bitching the whole time. They never did appreciate me…
This is my BIRD OF PARADISE. It is so tropical it could (and does) live in Hawaii. Only not this one. It was silently screaming, “Aaaaaahhhh! Get this cold shit off of me! I am tropical, dammit! My best friends are azaleas! Even St. Francis in the bird bath was cussing… It was bad. But very pretty! And I say that’s what counts!
Comment by Anglophile Football Fanatic on December 11, 2008 at 3:44 pm
Can you believe my parents didn’t get any? And, 200 miles north of you and I didn’t either?
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Comment by Ree on December 11, 2008 at 4:20 pm
Holy tamales Batman.!
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Comment by big hair envy on December 11, 2008 at 4:35 pm
Children do not feel the cold. I, on the other hand, am more apt to scream like the Bird of Paradise!!!
It really is pretty:) We have had torrential rain here today……temps have dropped from the upper 60’s yesterday into the “My gosh it’s cold’s” this afternoon.
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Comment by Marylin on December 11, 2008 at 5:44 pm
Great pics! This year’s snow was the first we’d seen in 2 years, really enjoyed it, I hope you do too! 🙂
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Comment by Serendipitous Girl on December 11, 2008 at 8:52 pm
So beautiful! We’re supposed to get snow here this weekend. Eeeeeek! I’m a Southern Californian!
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Comment by cool breeze on December 12, 2008 at 9:10 am
Man, I hope we get some this year. It’s been awhile since we had a good snow here.
Comment by Predo on December 12, 2008 at 11:13 am
I love snow, as long as it does not stay too long! I grew up in the mid west, and the snow overstays it’s welcome alot there!
SSG and I are supposed to get snow this week-end, and I am all fluffer-nutter like a giddy school girl! I can’t wait!!!!
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Comment by Memarie Lane on December 12, 2008 at 11:20 am
i grew up in a sea level desert, so the only snow i ever experienced there was quite an event. i’ll have a picture up after the weekend, it’s pretty goofy.
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Comment by Frita on December 12, 2008 at 12:09 pm
What a treat! We’re going to get snow here this weekend and I love it for a day or two. People in the Pacific NW aren’t used to driving or living with the snow though. It’s fun and pretty for a day or two then I want it to all go away so we can get out.
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Comment by On a limb with Claudia on December 12, 2008 at 2:40 pm
Wow! Look at that snow! And it looks like you guys had a great time. I hope it’s enjoyable. I never really enjoy it when it snows here – but it’s months and months of it, not one fun day! 🙂
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Comment by roger on December 13, 2008 at 6:43 am
nice snow , we dont get much snow in bakersfield , but we can see the air we breath ,woo hoo , nce and brown , but the snow on the mountains is buetefull , white and colddd great pics
Comment by Roger on December 18, 2008 at 2:12 pm
I read about the snow near Houston, and started to laugh (sorry) because others can feel the pain, so to speak, of bitterly cold snow.
We’re supposed to get 7-10 inches tonight. Karma’s a bitch alright! 🙂
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Comment by Colleen on December 28, 2008 at 1:45 am
Sooooo jealous…here in the DC-area we only had like 10 mins of flurries…very tiny flurries. But I’m hoping that our odds will be better in January cuz we could kinda use the precip (and rain in 30-40 degree weather SUCKS!).
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