Wednesday, December 10, 2008

It REALLY is snowing!

Amazing. Simply amazing. Doesn't the snow look beautiful on the green shrubs?

Okay, I realize this isn't a lot to get excited about. NOT! If you live in Texas it is - specifically between Houston and Galveston!!

These photos were taken about 9 PM 12.10.08 It had just started accumulating here. Further up I45 I knew it was already covering the ground. Just took a little longer to get down here, but that's okay, it's worth the wait!

This is a cedar at the front porch. I'm pleased that the colors showed up in the dark as well as they did. I needed to capture the moment (grin).

This is one of the trees off the deck, you know, the one that lost so many limbs during Hurricane Ike? Wonder how long it's been since this tree has held snow?

You can tell that it's been warm around here, the grass is still green under the smoker (which was busy over Thanksgiving smoking our brisket!)

Poor Pixxie didn't like the cold white stuff and was scratching on the backdoor to get back in.

I went back out at 11 PM and it's actually sticking! Goodness, I haven't seen snow since we moved from the foothills of the Smokey Mountains in Tennessee!

It's sooo beautiful -- mainly because its so rare (grin)

For the record, the last time Galveston County had snow was Christmas Eve 2004, but we missed it. We were on a cruise and enjoying Cozumel, gosh darn it. Now honestly, what had you rather have, a rare snow in Galveston or enjoying the sunny beaches in the Caribbean? I have no regrets that's for sure!

Okay, indulge me. I know I'm acting like a giddie school girl, but I had to take photos tonight because it might not be there in the morning!


Luckily no one drove by as this crazy woman and her white Chihuahua went outside to capture this moment in history!! Snow in Galveston County Texas! Who wouldn't thought!!

I'm cold but happy! and Pixxie is tucked away in her quilt laden basket trying to get warm!


Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

How fun to have a rare snowfall! I love your pics of the Christmas star quilts. Gorgeous feathers!

Finishing Lines by K.Sperino said...

Really pretty Christmas quilts. I love the different looking feathers, like arrow heads. Looks great and I will have to remember to try that look. Enjoy the snow!