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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Texas Sunset, Texas Snow


Roger here....    We have been experiencing several unusually chilly and rainy days (highs in the fifties and low sixties).  The weather forecast a couple of evenings ago indicated that the rains were over and the temperatures were to rise.   Dianne was cooking dinner while I was lugging the outdoor cushions back outdoors.  Then I looked up.  Wow.  The sky was ablaze.  I ran inside the motor home to get the camera.  I was too late to get a shot of an amazing rainbow, but look at the outrageous shots I did get.  




Even the more subtle colors were awe-inspiring in these vast western skies.



Our friends, Mike and Brenda, and their fluffy white dogs, Lucy and Lucky, wandered down the street while I was taking the sunset pictures.

The next few days were wonderful with sunny temperatures in the mid-seventies and low eighties.  AND THEN IT SNOWED.  It snowed on an eighty degree day --- South Texas style ---- BLACK.  Check out the black snow drift in front of the coach house.  

South Texas snow is a phenomenon that occurs when one of the local farmers burns his sugar cane fields.  It typically occurs at least one time a year, without warning.  The weather app on our cell phone gave us no warning, whatsoever.

The black snow is kind of messy.  However, it is easy to get rid of with a leaf blower.  Thankfully, we kept our leaf blower when we dispensed with most of our other "stuff" after my retirement.

The pet picture of the day was taken a couple of nights ago on Dianne's action-motivated wildlife cam from our back yard.  Say hi to one of our local coyotes.





2 comments:

Bill and Nancy said...

Glad to hear from you two!! Not so sure about that black snow;o((

We're experiencing some very warm weather here in Florida this winter...it is fantastic:o))

Jill said...

Wow! You should make a framed collage of those awesome sunset pictures.