First of all, I wanted to thank all of my blogging peeps for your warm wishes for my return from my terrible funk. I’m telling you, rain and gray skies for weeks on end is the one thing that can obviously send me spiraling downward. I truly feel it is due to the lack of sunshine. Long cold days is one of the reasons I moved from Michigan to California. I always said, Sunny Southern California is where I was meant to be. Endless sunshine!
This year’s Texas winter has been very unusual because there should be a break between the rain storms with a day or two of sunshine ….. but there was not. Now, instead of the “S” word I was waiting for …. “SUN” …..we got SNOW. But it did the trick! Each snow flake yesterday was like a little ray of sunshine falling from heaven !!
when i woke in the morning … it had been snowing for about 3 hours
(keep this tree in mind throughout this post)
Now, I know all you northerners and easterners are thinking, big deal - snow! Well, it is a big deal for us because ~ it doesn’t snow like this in Texas!
so, off to work I go……
this is no, pretend snow storm ….
I had to mail bills, and you can tell my spirits are back up ….. since I photographed the snowflake that fell on my pants when I opened the window!
Still driving to work ….and I am sure you will get a bit bored with my snow photos, but, this is also my journal so I am going to load them all. Plus we made a new snowfall record in north Texas ……
My morning journey over the lake !
This is where I work at the nursing home. The grounds are pretty! The snow is still falling. Hours: 12. Not really sticking ~ but the flakes are huge.
time to go home……..
End of the day and I am back home on my street…..snow is finally sticking. Hours: 16
It is suppose to keep on snowing for another 6-9 hours !!!! Can’t wait for morning!
The tree is getting heavier with snow……
It’s midnight and our tree is looking a bit scary….. it is so heavy now….and still snowing! Hours: 22
….. good morning Tree!
good morning snow!
Hello Mr. Hawk!
Baby, it’s cold outside!
As my son brilliantly pointed out to me, this is his mom's version of a snowman!
causing sadness or gloom.
I just wanted you all to know that I am still here, but I have nothing to give. NOTHING!!!!
It has been cold, raining and dreary for so long now ~ that life is just ……. gray.
No color…………. what-so-ever.
I hate it.
If the sun ever comes out again, I will be back.
If it doesn’t,
goodbye. (sniffle, sniffle, sniffle)
Born and raised in the beautiful state of Michigan. Trees, snow, the Great Lakes and "love in the air" in Springtime! At 19 life took me to sunny Southern California. Endless sunshine, beaches, palm trees, the Pacific ocean, Malibu, Santa Barbara, 80 degree weather, snow covered mountains, outdoor cafes, Hollywood, million dollar yachts...everything in the movies! I spent the next 30 adventurous years there. Then life picked me up and took me to Texas. The Lone Star State, home of the Cowboys, open land, big sky, longhorns, REAL gentlemen, and hot & humid summer nights!! Texas is home now! We built a dream house on 2 acres. I adore anything vintage. I stop and smell the flowers and need sunshine filled days and any body of water near me. I am known to obsess over pretty paper and notecards, as well as collect hundreds of paint strips in search of just the right color. It must have began with coloring books and a box of 64 crayola crayons. Enjoy your visit to Cottage Farm Villa ~Cheryl