Thursday, March 06, 2008

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - SNOW DAY!

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Today, at 2:00, my boss sent an e-mail telling her group to leave, because, as she wrote, we're of no use to her dead or maimed...and so at 3:00, having taken care of all the business to which I felt I had to attend before leaving, I did leave, laptop and stack of work in tow...but after one look at I-35, bumper to bumper, I decided to take my recently discovered alternative route...Campus Drive to I-30 East, then 820 North to 121, and from there...well, home, James...

It was snowing...big, fat, fluffy flakes of snow, the likes of which I've seldom seen, in spite of having grown up, a couple of light years ago, in the frozen north. It was usually too cold and dry, in the wintertime in Minnesota, to produce flakes of the size and texture that fell in Texas this afternoon. It was incredibly beautiful. The rooftops were white, and the lawns covered. On my alternate route, I cross the Trinity River twice, and as traffic crept along at a snail's pace, I gazed out the windows of my car and drank in the beauty of the river in the snow; the steam rising off the water and the barren tree limbs stark against the white. It took 3 hours to get home, and as my car crept slowly through traffic I kept thinking that I want to find a place to live where I can look out and see the land, and some water...that's what comes of growing up near water, in my case, the Mississippi...sooner or later, you begin to long for it...

5 comments:

ASearchInTime said...

We didn't want to hog all the white stuff, so figured you could use some! Difference is that yours will melt right away, our won't; being from MN you know all about that. Was -4 this AM, +17 for a high today. We're getting tired of it and ready to get our big-kid warm weather toys out and play!! No apparent activity on that blog site since last Sept., so that unfortunately may be a lost cause. Thank you for being so kind and trying to help.
BW

Tammy said...

How cool Judi! Snow is so pretty when it falls like that. Glad you made it home safe! XXOO

Jan said...

Beautiful! I talked with a friend who lives in Fort Worth today, and she said the snow flakes that floated down were the size of quarters and so lovely. Not much stuck in Ft. Worth.

Lisa :-] said...

Our weather turned to spring about three weeks ago. We aren't even thinking about snow any more. We're hardly seeing any rain, in fact... Which is kind of scary. Although it rained almost constantly from November through January.

Enjoy the pretty stuff!

Chris said...

It has snowed here from 7am until around 4pm but it never stuck on the ground :(

I want to sled, darn it! (Yes, I'm 40, not 12, but I lived in FL all my life until 2000 so when it snows, the kid in me pops out)