Friday, January 28, 2011

Sunshine in Texas

The weather in Texas is so wonderfully weird.  Freezing nights, warm sunny days.  Though I suppose Colorado gets weather like that too.  It's one of the things I love about the place. So I suppose it is one of the things I love about Texas too.  Today is upward of 60 degrees, warm and sunny, no wind - a good day to start the garden, till the earth, plant something and then lay down in the sunshine and watch it grow.

Up north it is snowing like crazy.  Our relatives in Kansas have been under a white blanket for weeks now.  Temperatures dip into the teens at night and don't climb too much higher during the day.  We were there for a few days a week ago.  The weather took a nice turn for the better while we were there, but got cold and icky again once we had left again.  We must carry Texas warmth and sunshine with us - even the snow began to melt.

I'd like to live someplace snowy - just once - maybe a year - to get it out of my system.  I realize that shoveling would get old, and when it all starts to melt, it gets gray and ugly, but  I've always loved the comfort of it.  When it snows in Texas, we close businesses, schools, it's almost like Christmas used to be - where there was MAYBE one store open.  You have to stay all cozied up, and hope there is enough stuff in the frig to make a pot of soup.  I always have a couple of good books on my nightstand waiting to read. No fireplace, but we've got one on the TV that we can turn on in a pinch:)
For now, I'm going to buy my onion sets and put them in the ground.  But then, it could snow tomorrow.  We are in Texas after all.:)

Say it with a SMILE and a handmade TILE!

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