A Early Snowy Morning Coffee Muses.
It’s almost 5 a.m. and I’ve been up and outside for a half hour now. On a early morning trip to the bathroom I glanced outside through the window and was surprised to see a White wonderland outside. It had snowed overnight… And, as I sit here on the back porch, it’s still snowing. Mostly it’s small little snowflakes, but there are flurries of the big floppy flakes too.
I’ll post pictures once I go in and upload them to the computer.
The meltdown begins…
As everyone who lived along the Texas Gulf Coast in December of 2004 will never forget, a white Christmas isn’t just a dream for those living north of the Mason-Dixon line…Miracles do happen. And when snow begins to fall on Christmas Eve evening, why you make snowmen…and snowballs…and snow angels. I am sure most of the country knows what you do when the snow comes calling.
The image above was taken on Christmas Morning as my family slept in for the first time ever on Christmas day. They had spent most of the evening and half of the night outside playing in the falling snow. This wasn’t the snows we normally (once or twice a decade) see either, these were big, fluffy flakes. Flakes that drifted down lazily until the landed with an audible plop that you could almost feel through the ground. It was a loud snow…and not just from the sounds of joy and glee that were bubbling out of everyone’s mouths.
In 2005 I put this image on the Christmas cards we sent out to family and friends. A copy of this shot now resides above the fireplace mantle as a reminder that yes, miracles do happen…You can have a white Christmas even on the Texas Gulf Coast. Some of the deepest snowfall that year was recorded right on the beach…Go figure.
As my virtual friend, Linda, put it back in February…
In the beginning, it didn’t seem miraculous at all. There were only a few flakes, lost perhaps, or misplaced by the Storm Gods. Perhaps they’d taken a wrong turn somewhere east of Denver or west of St. Louis and headed south. They should have melted before they hit College Station. Instead, they drifted and swooped, lazed along the cloud fringes and hitchhiked on the wind, finally floating to ground in southeast Texas.
Linda has a way with words that I envy and you really should go read her entire piece on her blog… Waiting for Snow « The Task at Hand.
Me…I’ll be dreaming that there may one day be another Christmas snow that falls to remind us that yes…Miracles do happen.
Yesterday we welcomed the latest addition to our family. Abigail Nicole…
Abigail Nicole was born at 11:10 am on February 1, 2011. Both Mother and Daughter are doing well and will be coming home by the end of the week.
I took Grandson #2 up to the hospital in the afternoon so he could be introduced to his new “Baby Abby”. I don’t think he has quite figured it out yet…
From what the weather prognosticators are saying, their drive home could be an interesting trek for SE Texas. All of the forecasts for the end of the week are already calling for snow…For now it’s just cold. Here’s what the Weather Underground has to say about our future…
Mostly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of rain…snow and sleet late in the afternoon. No snow and sleet accumulation. Highs in the mid 30s. North winds 10 to 20 mph. Lowest wind chill readings 4 to 14 in the morning.
Snow and sleet likely in the evening…then snow likely after midnight. Snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 2 inches. Ice accumulation of less than one tenth of an inch. Lows in the mid 20s. North winds 10 to 15 mph inland…north around 15 mph coast. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.
Mostly cloudy. Snow likely in the morning…then a chance of snow in the afternoon. Snow accumulation around 1 inch. Highs in the upper 30s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph inland… northwest around 15 mph coast. Chance of precipitation 60 percent in the morning decreasing to 30 percent in the afternoon. Lowest wind chill readings 11 to 21 in the morning.
Depending on what happens…There could be pictures.
All week long as we made our arrangements to drive to Valle Crucis the forecast coming from Ray was for a chance of snow showers at higher elevations on Saturday night. I had no hopes that the snow would be around when we arrived even if it came down at all…Guess what…Snow it did.
What I didn’t expect was to be shoveling snow as soon as we arrived at the cabin. But the steps up and the deck to the door had at least two to three inches of fresh powder on them, so shovel I did.
Here are some shots from yesterday and this morning…