Thursday, December 11, 2008

It Is Official...Hell Has Frozen Over!

Snow in the Houston area! Who would have thunk it?
I miss seasons. I am a native Texan, but I am a West Texan...where we have all four seasons. In the Houston area, we have Summer...all year long. I was so excited last night as the snow flakes began to fall! Big, fluffy white flakes danced to the ground. It has been twelve years since I last saw real snow. A couple of years ago, we came out of midnight Christmas Eve services and we saw a few snow flakes...we were frantically looking for the fake snow machine that we were convinced the church must have rented. But it was real! It seemed a miracle on that Christmas have the luxury of witnessing a couple of flakes of snow. Those few flakes put the entire family in a festive mood hoping for a white Christmas. A few magical flakes...and then it was over.
But last night the snow began in a sprinkling of tiny balls of ice which developed into beautiful lacey flakes. It didn't sputter and stop. The snowfall continued for hour upon wonderful hour. I couldn't make myself stay in the house. I attached the leash to Sweetie's pink collar... a 125 pound pure white Great Pyrenese...and we disappeared into the white landscape. I had forgotten how quiet the surroundings become when it snows. There were no barkings from other dogs. There were no cars moving. I couldn't even hear the sound of the lake washing against the shore. All I could hear was the silence of the snow interrupted only the the sound of Sweetie's paws crunching on the powdered snow. We could have walked like that forever.


trash talk said...

It is magical, isn't it. I know we seem silly, but we just don't get to see it very often and certainly not at this time of the year. That last shot is fantastic. It could be a car ad. The snow looks like stars in the sky. Just beautiful! See, I can wax poetic sometimes. Debbie

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Ahhh...Great writing, great pictures. Brrr! ~Mindy

debi said...

Okay all you Houstians! I am soooo glad that white stuff left here (bahh humbug):). I am from the deeeep south and we don't "do" snow! :)

I had no idea that we both live in Houston???? Where you be? (afterall this city is over 50 miles wide) :)


Cher said...

Your pictures make me cold...again!

The Texas Woman

lulu Redstar & Lauri Evans said...

I bet you are cold what with wearing your flipflops out to snap photos. Silly Junior Derangers. AND LISTEN...that ain't dead elf in my den. Be careful you aren't as smarty-smart as ye thinks! nod nod wink wink
ox lulu

Linda said...

I know!!!! I loved the snow, too! It was incredible!

delighted heart said...

Your snow photos are really pretty....loved the last on with the car. We didn't get any snow and I live 6 hours north of you! oh well, maybe we'll get some with the next northerner.

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

Walks in the snow are so peaceful, aren't they?