Texas Snow Envy


Tags: Snow, Photos,

A photo of Sandy Bates BellEven though we had high hopes for a winter garden this year, our dream came to a tragically beautiful end a few days ago. We had been keeping our eyes on the Dallas news stations as snow began to fall, and fall ... and fall. I had to admit that when the weatherman said some areas were going to receive up to a foot, I actually felt snow envy.

Scarecrow in snow

We are about an hour and 20 minutes southeast of the Dallas area. As the Dallas/Ft. Worth area was becoming a Currier & Ives postcard, we were becoming an ice-cold rainy mess. I cursed the weather report and told my cowboy artist that I would gladly trade this horrible, muddy ice cold rain for a few inches of snow. The “jazz hands” weatherman (we named him that long ago because of his absurdly exaggerated hand movements and overly excitable personality) kept pointing out the fact that the big snow event was going to miss our area and head further northeast.

Guinea fowl in snow

No snow day for us, or so we thought. Oh, a few big flakes and some ice pellets hit our metal roof throughout the evening, but we were convinced it would all be gone by morning. The last radar report before bed showed the snow line well above our area and heading off where it was supposed to go. 

Head stone in snow

Oz Girl
3/7/2010 9:05:01 AM

Sandy, I love your pictures, and your appreciation for an event that most of us hate all season long! Although I will admit that our Kansas winter has been the mildest I've seen in my two years here. :) I would imagine spring is spring in your neck of the woods by now, as it's beginning to spring here, and I hope you're savoring those spring mornings as much as I am!

Rodeo Princess
2/26/2010 3:48:16 PM

Love love love your pictures. Especially the cows on the road. However - there is one - of a rooster of many colors. We have his twin! Now I know that mine is part banty, part something else - What is yours????

Cindy Murphy
2/26/2010 3:33:25 PM

Hi, Sandy. I live in Michigan; this winter we've had an abundance of snow - some would say an over-abundance. I never get tired of it though - like you, I secretly keep my fingers crossed hoping for more. Gorgeous photos of your Currier & Ives moment! Thanks for sharing. Cindy ~ A Lakeside View

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