Thursday, February 11, 2010

snow day

It's not often we get snowy weather in Texas. Generally, if we get any kind of icy precipitation at all, it'll usually be sleet. Today was a little different, though. Today it started snowing not long after midnight and it didn't slow down for most of the day. Snow is heaped up in our yards like great white heaps of cotton candy. Pretty as a picture it is, too. Like a lot of things, snow is like relatives coming to visit. Glad to see them come and glad to see them go. The weather prognosticators have opined that tomorrow our temperatures will top out around forty. Unfortunately, they are also promising us that the sun will be shy tomorrow and hide its warming face behind the clouds. That's too bad. If the overcoat were to come out, it'd put to flight the thick white pillowy sheets laid down today.  Winter has been an adventure this year. I wish for spring.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Grey Day

The winter weather, for us, this winter, has been decidedly wintery. Today wasn't any different. A dense gray pall of clouds obscuring the sun, causing the brightness of late afternoon to be little different than the brightness of dawn. A creature of habit, I was want to follow my usual Sunday routine of going to the library. The central library, opened on Sunday, has a large bank of internet connected computers for those who have no access to a computer at home. There's a small busload of people surfing the net and half as much waiting for their turn for the computers.
I don't put my nose in the air at people who occupy a different class than myself. Both high or low, I think to myself; there but for the grace of God, go I.