Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A Rare Treat

Today it snowed.  Definitely not a big deal in some places but this is Houston.  We just don't get this very often and so early.  Since 1895, snow has fallen this early just once - on Dec. 10, 1944.  It is colder here today then it is in New York City and Washington D.C., that just doesn't happen.

Yesterday it was in the upper 70's, today it is 31 degrees, tomorrow the mid 50's and then back to the upper 70's by Monday.  There is a saying around here, "If you don't like the weather, just wait 5 minutes."

People from up north wouldn't think it a big deal, everyday winter stuff to them. But to me it was a pretty picture to see the huge flakes dancing around in my headlights as I drove home this evening.  The snow covered rooftops decorated with Christmas lights just made it seem more Christmas-y.  And the sound of snowflakes softly falling on the trees is one of my favorite sounds.

I know it will be gone in the morning but it was a nice treat to see while it was here.  It's just another opportunity to stop and savor the beauty and wonder that still exists in this world.

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