Saturday, February 13, 2010

SNOW MUCH FUN!!!

We had snow much fun driving around town yesterday looking at the snowstorm of the century! The historic homes were especially breathtaking....like the one below! We don't see snow very often here in North Texas! And especially not this heavy of a snowstorm! The snowstorm Thursday broke 3 records: The heaviest snowfall for the date, the heaviest single-day snowfall, and the heaviest snowfall in a 24-hour period! The Dallas/Fort Worth airport had an official reading of 12.5 inches!!! I was at the office Thursday during the snowfall (we ordered lunch in!) and then watched it from the comfort of my home that evening, as it just continued to come down non-stop! It was treacherous going home Thursday after work (in fact, I almost couldn't get out of the office parking lot---my wheels kept spinning!). On the way home, everyone was driving about 20 miles per hour. When I finally made it home, I had to get Don to pull my car into our garage because our driveway was iced over. I was unable to go to work Friday morning due to the ice, but made it in that afternoon; then after work, I had the most fun taking these photos. By then, some of the snow had melted, but it was still so beautiful! Below is Mom & Dad's house.

The trees covered with snow were so beautiful; however, it was so sad that so many live oaks around town had so many broken limbs. My heart goes out to those homeowners.






Below is the side of our house:


Front of our house:




Driving by some more historic homes around town:




A closer-up of Mom & Dad's:


The lovely house down the street known to us as "the castle house".


The view from our side yard to across the street from us:






This historic home was for sale last year, so it now has new owners (I've always loved this house!):

I posted various snowmen and her highness--the snow queen's , photos in yesterday's post; however, I saw this guy today sporting a yellow hoodie with colorful mittens and scarf and hope you bear with me as I post yet another snowman photo:

Texas Snow Pictures around Blogland:
I'm having so much fun viewing my fellow Texan bloggers' snow photos: Valarie at Glimpse of My World posted gorgeous snow photos here and photos of her beautiful blue McKinney, TX snow-covered cottage here! Check out my cousin, Nola, of Alamo-North's beautiful snow-covered tree and her darling doxie, Chili, out in the snow here! Laurie Anna, who has one of my favorite shops in Canton, Texas, posted amazing snow photos here! (Notice her sunny yellow home peeking out of the snow in her first photo!) Tina of Cherry Hill Cottage posted a stunning snow photo here! Dixie of Frenchlique, TX blog fame posted sweet photos of her grandchildren building a fort and the cutest snow person here! You have to see the funniest redneck snowmen posted here by Mindy at Primitiques 'n Poetry in Poetry, Texas and her beautiful birds in the snow photos here. I'm sure there are tons more Texas snow photos out there, but this is as far as I've gotten tonight.......
Stay warm, Patti


4 comments:

Dixie said...

hahaha... it really doesn't take a whole lot of winter to get us excited in Texas... alas... the snow is gone and the sunshine has returned... and I think we like it better that way... thanks for the shout out... love the snowy home tour you gave... beautiful.

blessings and valentines... Dixie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Wow! It's like a winter wonderland, Patti! So neat!

I still can't believe I'm looking at pictures of the South when I visit my friends. I keep thinking these shots belong to friends in Canada. I'm glad you are enjoying it! I loved seeing the pretty homes, yours and your parents' included! :-)

Happy Valentine's Day...

XO,

Sheila :-)

By Grace said...

Hello. I came over via Texas gals...first I must say I love your header, so cute. Love the snow pictures too. Nice to meet you.

jenjen said...

Those snow shots are beautiful! And those homes - amazing! I think I like that yellow house the best. I love that porch!

XOXO
Jen

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