The Texas Blizzard

Jesi Kay

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.

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12 Responses

  1. AJ says:

    I really like the tree pics! I bet Tornado had a blast. Ours is melting fast

  2. 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 says:

      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.

  3. Lita says:

    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 says:

      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.;-)

  4. lrconsiderer says:

    My Thursday had SUNSHINE in it. And mild weather. And none of that cold white crap 😉

  5. Tracy@CrazyAsNormal says:

    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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