Wondering about wild grapes

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Wondering about quick weather changes.

Texas is known for its quick changes in the weather.  The temperature can change by 20 or 30 degrees in a matter of hours, storms can pop up and disappear in minutes, and winds can shift directions and speeds in a blink of an eye.  When I lived north of Ft. Worth, I remember days that when I left at 06:00 in the morning it was a balmy 75 degrees and later that day when I left the office for lunch it was 45 degrees with a strong north wind blowing and I didn’t have a jacket, brrrrrr.  They always said that there was nothing between north Texas and the North Pole other than a few strands of barbed wire.  I have actually watched the mercury (I guess now they use alcohol) in thermometers go up and down.Of course, Texas isn’t the only place where weather can change fairly quickly.  I received from my cousin via email some pictures that he took of the storm that just blew through Virginia.  His spring time suddenly turned back into winter.  Here is a picture that shows crocuses in full bloom:

And compare that to this one after the snow storm passed through:

My cousin lives in Salam, Virginia and here are some pictures he took yesterday after the storm had passed.  I think these pictures are beautiful.

I always loved fresh fallen snow.  It is after it starts melting that it gets ucky and ugly, especially if it has been lying around for weeks.  Anyway, I thought that you would enjoy these pictures as much as I did.
Sorry this blog is late getting posted.  It would not post this morning and I have now idea why not.  So, I took this opportunity to upgrade to Google Chrome and try again, it now works and it seems to upload the pictures a lot faster.  Of course, that could be all my imagination.  Now, regardless of what the weather is in your area (it is sunny here), you all have yourselves a great day, you hear?


  1. Blogger won't work right on anything but chrome. Tells you so. lol And regarding this texas weather, make that,,minutes, not hours, to drop 30 or more degrees.
    LOVE those pics, but glad i'm not there.

  2. Yup, them are some great pics of the snow. That's the way I like to look at snow....through photos. When I lived in West By God, I loved the fresh fallen snow.....look'n out the winder or in a nice warm vehicle. Then someone come along an' left footprints all over in it.

  3. Trouble, this is the first time I have had any problem posting a blog. I like the old browser better.

    BB, I know what you mean and after a few weeks it gets dirty and muddy and ucky looking. Always loved to go hunting or just walking in the woods after a new snow fall, especially in the hemlocks.

  4. Thanks for the snow reminder -not safe to go back to NH yet.

  5. Any excuse I can give you to stay on vacation and sailing, I am glad to do.

    1. Crocuses are pretty dammed tough. Used to have tons of them in the front bed. In fact just today when I mowed that area , I whacked off a bunch of volunteers. That bed's been tilled under for 5 years now I bet.

  6. Well Cuz, the snow didn't even stick around long enough to get dirty. It was 55 degrees today and will be 70 by Thursday. Guess we're having some of that Texas swing weather. Turn them western windmills in the other direction.

  7. Hey Diz, there ain't no Salam, Va. Maybe Salem, Va. that where I am from and we had snow Sunday. Love your blog.

  8. Jimkabob, glad to hear it is warming up for you in Salem. Now there is no excuse to miss work - bummer.

    Anon, I pretty fair on geography but can not spell worth a dang. Glad you like my blog, feel free to make corrections when ever needed.