Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Baby, It's Cold Outside

Texas weather is notorious for being unpredictable. Snow in February? Why not!

We got a pretty decent snowfall when I visited home this weekend. I always love the snow. I attribute this to the fact that, though the South sees snow now and again during the winter, it doesn't often stick around long. Or sometimes it's more..."Texas snow"—that is, sleet.

My dog, Tucker, isn't quite sure what to think of the snow. To him it means cold, and it means something-weird-on-my-feet. I get quite a kick out of watching him tiptoe through it, doing his best to avoid keeping his feet in it too long, and taking the long way around big patches of it whenever possible.

Our other dog, Kelsi, doesn't seem to be phased by it. She has no problems walking in it or sitting in it, and she still makes her rounds on our property despite the cold white stuff.

The only real problem is the buildup of snow causing tree branches to break. And our driveway, which is basically just a paved hill. So when it gets icy, it's kind of unmanageable. (Though to that I say, what better excuse to stay indoors, watch movies, and drink hot chocolate?)

While Dad got out to try and clear off some driveway space, I busied myself taking pictures. Which of course I had to share with you guys.

So, here it is! My first Snow Day of 2011. Enjoy! I know I did.

Snowy clouds.
Pristine blanket of snow!
Kelsi makes her rounds.
Our bench. <3
Wheelbarrow out back.
Blue skies.
Our little howling wolf guy.
Hi guys!


Kaori said...

I had NO idea it snowed like this in Texas! Wow! Makes me want to make a snowman! The photos are gorgeous ;-D

Amaqua said...

good post.......
i like

June said...

I'm a cold weather gal--the colder the better, and add in some snow and I'm in my element. We got a good deal this year here in the Dallas area:) I have loved each second of it; have sat outside in the cold watching my child play; have played in the snow myself; have even opened up the windows in spite of the frigid cold air. I try so hard to soak it all in because I know when summer gets here and the tripple digits arrive, I will long for these days:)(Why do I live in this area again?? As opposed to a state used to dealing with lots of cold?? Hum...)

Your pictures are very nice. My dogs are like yours--one loves the snow and doesn't seem bothered by it at all--jumping around and playing, while the other 'tip-toes' through and avoids it as much as possible.

Personally, I hope we get a bit more of the white stuff!