Saturday, February 13, 2010

Snow and Soup just go together!

Looking out the window this is what we see:

The shrubs are about 10 feet tall, laying over they aren't even 6 feet tall. My clothes line was weighed down to the ground...we don't see this very often so we take photos...crazy!

Hubby made the most yummy broccoli cheese soup! He cooks by imagination. I had two loaves of bread left over so I sliced them into croutons, toasted them, sprinkled on minced garlic and drizzled melted butter over them.

Perfect lunch beside the fireplace while admiring the snow. Definitely a Carb-Addict's Delight!

Friday, February 12, 2010

A new record for us

Just a little note to self that yesterday we set a new record for snow. 12+ inches at DFW.

Last big snow was in 1978, the year we married. The roads were iced over, the snow was everywhere and Hubby and I decided to go across the road to WalMart for some books or cards to keep us occupied.

There was a steep incline from the parking lot that led directly to the highway...and we couldn't stop. We had a teeny little Mustang, think 4 cylinder. An 18 wheeler was topping the hill headed our way as we slid into the highway...and somehow we missed each other. It was one of those moments you just wonder, then you KNOW that someone bigger than you is looking out for you.


Thursday, February 11, 2010

In Texas Snow is Beautiful!

I know so many people are struggling on airlines trying to get home and many more are begging for it to stop, but I just LOVE it when it snows!

It is the Ultimate Elegance, to blanket the world in sparkly white. Laying it like a blanket to cover the grass and delicately balancing the minute crystals on tree branches bare and darkened by the cold. And the sky. No blue in sight just the palest of gray and white. Who could ever even imagine white shimmering flakes falling from the sky? God did!

Of course I had to nab a few videos, narrated by moi.

From the front porch:

Of course when I open all those windows it will be only to let the light in, not raise the windows. Just as sure, however, that it snows today it could just as well have been a high of 90*. Several years back we had 90* one February afternoon and the grass fires were lighting everywhere...I much prefer the snow!

From the back patio:

Well, there is a large cuppa Spice Chai calling me...hope you are warm and happy.