by Angeliska on February 25, 2010
A very strange thing happened yesterday. Well, strange for Texas -
because after a weekend of blissful balminess and riding bicycles
in the sunshine and shortsleeves, it snowed! All day, big fat fluffy
flakes fluttered down. It was magical, and bizarre. I didn’t believe
the predictions, to be honest. Imagine my amazement to discover
a winter wonderland swathing our garden in a blanket of white!
Poor frozen disco ball! I bought it for 3 dollars at a garage sale.
It’s a big one, and has lost most of the mirrors and has been
repaired with duct tape (?) and silver glitter. Pathetic, really.
Wee effalent wishing for a wooly mammoth coat.
Princess Grrizelda frolicking in her first snowfall!
Our back garden dusted in powdered sugar. I know that this is commonplace
for any of you living up north, but we Texans are like little children when it
snows. We like to marvel at it and take lots of pictures, because many of us
have only ever seen it a handful of times. I stared out the window all day,
hypnotized by the flurries. White bees and icy crystals. Heavenly.
The kale and arugula got sugared, but they should be fine.
Mister frog and his pansy cohorts were not so pleased. Shivering and crumpled!
These johnny-jump-ups did just that — popping up incongruously in the
tomato bed. I hope they emerge unscathed as well – we desperately need
a bit of color outside! I am so tired of this cold and drear. Springtime, ahoy!
The irises seem to think it’s time, too. Cross your fingers for the last of winter!