Friday, February 12, 2010

Winter Wonder - Record Snowfall!

It's been snowing!  Snow is pretty rare here in the DFW area of north Texas.  Usually we only get one or two snow/ice episodes per season and then usually just an inch or two at most.  This snowfall dropped a whopping 13" in the day and a half of downfall!  (And the city grinds to a stunned halt...texans can't drive in the snow!  And they really should close everything down, which they do...LOL!)  I didn't step out the door the entire time except to snap a few pics! 

This is the welcome sign beside the front door.

...and the front door.  These first pics were taken at 8am on the first morning of snowfall, feb. 10.

Oak branches

Viatec shrub in front of neighbor's big magnolia

Back patio.  This is still the 8am shots.  We had about 6" snow at this time.

backyard...yes that birdbath and trellis are leaning!

our car.  Note the dark magnolia tree in the background.  In photos of the next morning you will see all the broken branches around its base.

Later the same day, the crepe myrtle trees are starting to hang over the walkway.

Everything was coated in snow and it had that quiet stillness that only snowfall seems to generate.

I don't think I've ever seen this much snow on the ground here...ok, I know I haven't, is a record high snowfall for the Dallas/Fort Worth area!

Predawn on Feb 11.  The view out the front door...where'd the walkway go!  The trees are so weighted down by the snow that they are laying almost on the ground now!

Digging out the cars...the cars had over a foot of snow on them this morning! 

Here's that other photo of the magnolia I said to watch for!  Notice all the broken branches.

The front door buried behind snowtrees...yes there really is a door behind that!  My sister took these 2/11 pics.  You can see her footprints where she had to plow under and through those wet, snowy branches!

Last photo, the oaks, azaleas, and shrubs in the front yard.  Thanks for looking!


  1. Dear Kerry, Snow on Christmas. Now more snow than you know what to do with! LOL! I am sure you are Happy with the treat snow fall brings you very rarely! But digging out to go the cars then digging out to go to the store & Printer. WOW! Anyway, I hope you are pleased with the seldom snow you have received & relish in it! Hope to hear from you & ebay soon! HaHaHa! Sincerely, Don Kephart

  2. LOL, Don! The novelty does wear off quickly! For the past 10 or so years here, winter has just been that somewhat cooler segment of the calander that falls between fall and spring...otherwise no real differance between them! This winter, however, has been Winter! LOL! I'm ready for Spring now! P.S. I now have two new centaurs in the works, along with two new cats, and, 3 old horses, and one more dog...hmmmm. Think maybe I better finish something soon! Oh, and I pick up the prints tomorrow! Can't wait to see them!