More Texan Snow

It was not long after moving here that I quickly learned of the old joke, “If you don’t like the weather in Texas, wait 30 minutes.”

My Backyard - March 5, 2015 01Seeing snow in Texas always amuses me. It has been getting more severe in a very noticeable way – unless you are a member of the Republican Party that is. It often shuts the city down and drivers are moving slower than I can walk. They honestly think that black ice forms with any snowfall at all!

Get used to this Texas; climate change is real and most of you insist on electing idiots who would prefer to deny reality. These politicians are just whoring themselves out to the fossil fuel industry of course.

During the night of March 4-5, North Texas received a fairly deep blanket of snow. It was about 5:30am and the sun had yet to rise when I grabbed my camera to capture what my backyard looked like. Most of the illumination comes from the floodlights on my house.

My Backyard - March 5, 2015 02I think these turned out rather well given how hastily I took them.

By noon, the temperature was above freezing and climbing higher. Most of this melted before the end of the day and by Friday morning only shaded areas still had some snow on the ground. It was fun while it lasted.