Winter in North Texas??

It sleeted then snowed here on Monday night. We usually get something like that once or twice a winter here in north Texas, and sometimes an even heavier snow but what has been really unusual is:
how cold it has been,
how long it has stayed that cold,
how long the snow has stayed
and that it snowed on top of previously fallen snow.

This is the first time this has happened since we moved here almost 30 years ago.

Thankfully, Joe’s job allows him to work from home at times like this, so we haven’t had the worry of having to get out on the roads. For several days we hadn’t been any farther than giving hay to the next-door-donkey or the mailbox.

However, cabin fever was setting in (I know how silly that sounds after 4 measly days) and this afternoon we ventured into town to the grocery store. Our country road (and the others we traveled on to get to the highway) were still snowy and frozen but the highway was fairly clear.

It was really beautiful and a pleasure just to get out.

We passed a dad and some kids who’d made a snow fort. I had never seen one and commented that they must be from up north.


Filed under Texas, Winter

2 responses to “Winter in North Texas??

  1. You had never seen a snow fort? What a deprived life you have lead! Stay warm. It snowed here again today. I’m sure your snow will be gone soon, but ours will probably be around for a while. It really is beautiful, just not so much fun to drive in. And, of course, because we’re retired, it’s nice to have the option to not go out in it. 🙂

    • Not only snow forts – I’d never heard of snow angels until our sons was little and he made one. He probably heard about them at preschool. I don’t know why I didn’t know about them because we had more snow in northern Oklahoma than we do here in Texas.

      Now, Snow Cream I know about, and all the speculation that we shouldn’t be eating it because of nuclear fallout.

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