Blizzard Days

As some of you may have seen on the national news, Amarillo had a blizzard this week.  The kind that makes your mother pick up her phone, dial you and say, “Are you all right?!”

Check out our garage door; check out Matt's hair!

Check out our garage door; check out Matt’s hair!

Being a native Californian, the snow is, for the most part, a foreign object falling (or in this case, blowing sideways) from the sky.  It greets you with a frozen kiss in the morning, having crept in overnight like a burglar.  You open the curtains, expecting to see your lovely cardinal at the feeder, and instead are BLINDED by a white, sparkling blanket across your yard.  Or, as we found this week, the windows were blanketed in white!

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Here’s what a record-breaking 19.25″ looks like after falling all of Sunday night and stopping sometime Monday afternoon.  (These photos were taken Tues morning)

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Sprocket still wanted his walk!

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It amazes me how much the snow resembles the dunes;  the windblown ripples of an untouched powder and its outcroppings of sparse vegetation.

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I LOVE how it sparkles in the sun!

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The bridge over a creek a few houses down from ours…

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Our front door.

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Our back yard

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It’s weird to think that our tomatoes will HOPEFULLY be growing in this spot in a few short months!

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I have to admit, it is fun to be housebound for a few days with nothing but white to see when you peer out the window.  The sun takes it away though, almost as quickly as the sky gives it!

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