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The Texas Blizzard

Yes, you read that title correctly. Not that it was an actual blizzard but last night North Central Texas was pounded with sleet and heavy snows. Within 30 minutes we went from sleet to a half inch of powdery white stuff. It really did look like someone had put frosting all over everything and then sprinkled shredded coconut on it. It was absolutely gorgeous. I was so excited about it that I stayed up late just watching the snow fall. I don’t know why but watching snow fall makes me happy. Yep, that’s me, the Snow Queen.

I went outside when it first started coming down and within five minutes I was covered from head to foot. I looked like a live snowman. After I went inside, I looked back out and saw that within minutes the tracks I had left on my sidewalk had filled completely. Eventually, I did go to bed and fall asleep but I was awake only a few hours later to watch the snow again. We really don’t get snow like this here in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. When we do it’s gone the next day, usually. So, I truly delight in the experience. I mean, really, I don’t have as many snowfalls left in my life to watch, and they make me so deliciously happy. And this is Tornado’s first heavy snowfall. He got to build his first snowman and all. So, here are some pics from last night and today. And yes, there is still plenty of snow left but it’s melting fast.

I hope your Thursday has been as fun as ours has been

xo Jesi

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Jesi Kay, poet and aspiring novelist, was born in the Texas panhandle where wide skies, lazy summer days, and rolling thunderstorms sparked her imagination and left lasting memories in her blood. An early reader, poetry and mythology were her passions. So much so that when she was ten years old her step-father gave her his college mythology textbooks to read, which were full of classic poetry and more than enough tales to fill her romantic and inquisitive nature. Jesi loves reading, art, going to the theater, the romanticism of the Victorian era (but not the missing conveniences of indoor plumbing and central air conditioning), running when the heat and humidity cooperate, and cold weather so she can wear her favorite boots and knitwear. Also, she still has those college mythology textbooks, a little worse for wear over time but still intact and telling their stories to her. Jesi is a contributor at The Well Tempered Bards blog and at www.octpowrimo.com.

12 Comments

  • scottishmomus

    I do love the way it transforms our surroundings but functioning in it is a bit of a pain. We’re never properly prepared for it here and things too easily come to a standstill. Only good if you get a snow day off work! But then, I might just be an old fart, because my kids still love it.

    • Jessica

      LOL.
      It is a pain to get out in to do what you need to, and here people freak out about it and go ransack the stores so that, for a few days, bread and milk is a rare commodity. I find that particularly funny because the snow is almost ALWAYS melted 24 hours later, yet they act like they are going to be snowed in for a week or more.

  • Lita

    Looks lovely! It’s sweet that snowfall makes you happy.
    I find it quite peaceful. I’m in Maryland and the snow has been falling all day…so I’m pretty much snowed in! I stood by my window and watched as the snow fell and enjoyed how quiet the neighborhood is (because, clearly nobody is going anywhere in the amount of snow we have!) I do wish that the snow could melt within the next day as it does in your area. It would make catching the bus to work easier! 🙂

    • Jessica

      Lita, I love the peacefulness of it, too. But I think why it makes me happy is that I have very happy memories of it from my childhood. I have no fear of getting out in it, although, I do find myself appreciating it more because I have a warm place to go to when I get too cold. Plus, being in Texas does make it more of a highlight than an imposition.;-)

  • Tracy@CrazyAsNormal

    We built a snowman in our Funky Town backyard too. And our English Bulldog promptly destroyed it. 🙂 My favorite part about Texas snowpeeps is they are always snow and dirt. Always. 😀

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