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Thursday, January 28, 2010

T'was a snow filled morning....

baaaaby.....IT'S COLD OUTSIDE
here in WEST TEXAS...

Ole MAXINE....
...ya gotta love her !
ANOTHER snow out here in West Texas where it seldom snows..
I'm beginning to think Mr. Gore has it all wrong about global warming! :)
It started snowing here on Thursday, after a nice rain, about 7:30 or so in the morning....
It's almost 4 in the afternoon and's still snowing. Very light and fine, tho.
*before I can even finish this post, it is now, at 4:30, snowing huge flakes..
I'm getting excited now...
...back in 1956, I was a senior in high school and it started snowing one
morning and snowed straight, day and night, for 3 days.
My hometown of PLAINVIEW, TEXAS (only 45 miles from where I live now)
had 36 inches...THIRTY-SIX, of the cold, powdery stuff...
Need I say that...
I have a feeling it won't be nearly as much fun if it happens now, tho!!
My summer time swing...
My winter time swing...
oops..I KNEW I should have taken the pillows off before this hit..bummer!
This is such a heavy, wet snow, it's bending all the tree branches really low.
An ice encrusted tree across the alley from our cottage..
using full power zoom on my Canon PowerShot SD 750.
O, I LOVE this little camera...
thanks, Mr. Sweet.
Pull out the tea kettle.. and put the water on...
O, yeah, baby !!
....and a snack..
" the meadow, we can build a snowman...
and pretend that he is Parson Brown...."
ahhh...I feel MUCH warmer now !
I just took some leftover roast, added GUMBO FROZEN VEGGIES...
sauted chopped onions, green peppers and celery in light olive oil and added to the Gumbo.
Is it called GUMBO if it's got roast beef instead of some sort of fish ?...
I don't know...but I know it is gonna be rib-stickin' goodness tonight with
a glass of BLACKBERRY wine, eating in front of a roaring fire in the FRANKLIN FIREPLACE..



The Muse said...

Do you have enough to set the table for just one more?It's cold here too!

And more snow on the way!
(we got our pillows in but the wind took the umbrella!)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...'s just gorgous! How I love snow. That soft quietness. A closed in feeling. It's beautiful. I'm glad you get to experience it. I have a lovely memory of a snowfall. Several in fact but I doubt I will be in snow again..ever. Not unless there is something in the future I know nothing of.
Snow. Just the word fills me with a wonderful feeling.

Theresa said...

I am hungry, BJ. Dieting stinks:) But you make it look delicious. Love all of the snow pictures. I think snow is beautiful. We have only had a dusting this winter but maybe we will get a good one soon! Have a blessed day my dear! Stay warm:)

Darla said...

The snow photos are beautiful....and what a warm treat for yourself!

Deb Price said...

I grew up in Texas...snowed the day I was born and then again when I was 12! Now, I live in Indiana and it snows FOREVER!! Oh well...I'll get back to Texas somday! Have fun and enjoy the snow, but stay warm! I have the same huge tea cup pot that you do! My girls got it for me on Mothers' Day...unfortunatly, it has a hole in it, so I couldn't DRINK from it!!! I's for planting flowers, but that would have made a great coffee mug! That gumbo looks awesome! Think I'll try that!
Have a great weekend!
Hugs from snowy and cold Indiana

Justine said...

Ooh, I am sooooooooo jealous right now. All that snow looks soooooooo beautiful. I could probably stare at it for hours.

And geez woman, you can't even make a snack for yourself and not have it look pretty! Love it!

Justine :o )

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

bj, I live in Michigan and right now I do believe you have more snow then we do. And guess what my friend....You can have it! LOL It is pretty when it is all fresh and new, and doesn't stick around for months at a time. Enjoy it and stay warm in your delightful cottage!

Stacey said...

Good Morning BJ! It's just now starting to snow here. :)

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Glad you checked in on Blogger, Hon. Because we hear some awful weather conditions going on... In places.

Stay safe and warm!

And isn't it funny, how Al Gore and all those people in the Global Warming scam, were shouting at us, about Global Warming?!? -giggles-

Oh I'm all for conserving energy, where ever we can. But that *screaming* at us, welllllllllll... The proof is in the pudding, as we used to say. ,-)

jeanne said...

Hey BJ, I am glad to see you posting today. WOW, that is a lot of snow. The trees look beautiful but dangerous leaning over like that. I loved your snow recall. I have some recalls too. In MI (snow country) my dad had to dig a tunnel so we could get out our back door. As a kid we LOVED the snow and cold. Well, not the cold so much. I remember wetting my snowsuit because I waited too long to go pee. Think about wool wet and pee. My mom wasn't happy either. No dryers back then. HA!

We are getting that storm tonight. Snow for two days. I better get to the store for stock up food. I hope my company can make it up out driveway.

Love the tea and snack BJ. also your gumbo. I think I will make veggie soup today.

Love and hugs, Jeanne

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your snow pictures are beautiful! We are supposed to get snow starting around noon today and through tomorrow. They are predicting 11 inches. I love snow!!

Carol said...

Hi BJ!

I'm so happy you came by for a visit this morning!

Great pictures of your winter storm. I always enjoy reading your blog, it's so interesting and fun!

Have a fabulous Friday, friend!


Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful snow photos, BJ. It passed us by this time. It's cold at 14 degrees, this morning, but no precipitation.

Anonymous said...

Oh boy! You'd strike Kenny's fancy with that Surfin' USA song. I think that's his theme song. That boy does love to surf! Your snow pictures are gorgeous! It is beautiful, but tretcherous (however you spell it). That good hot gumbo sounds good too.

Have a great day!


Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good morning you snow bunny...ha ha!! Stay warm my friend..YUM on the food as always...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Darlene said...

Hi BJ,

It looks so gorgeous and COLD there! Glad you have power. So many in the Oklahoma area don't. We dodged the ice in Southern Oklahoma but as of about 10:00 a.m. we have big snow flakes coming down fairly hard. LOVE IT!! We are only supposed to have 1 - 3 inches in our area. Our weather has definitely been crazy the past few months! Stay warm.♥

Janera said...

Hi there sweet Jean! Your photos are lovely; in fact, I've been here in lbk for a couple of days recovering from back procedures and have enjoyed the beautiful snow through the windows. Going home today.

Parsley said...

We are in OK and were without power for some time last night and this morning. Stay warm and be blessed.

Kathleen Grace said...

Enjoy your beautiful rare snow BJ! It's horrid cold here too. 17 degrees was the high today! Some nice warm gumbo would be so good:>) Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

I just went out to get the mail and it is blustery cold out there for us - no snow just wind brrrrr. But your snow/ice photos makes me feel a tad colder. bbrrrr brrrrr

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I wish I got excited when it snowed. I'm pretty tired of seeing it this year, but mostly I'm just tired of the cold!

The gumbo looks yummy.


arkie said...

I wish I had remembered that 100 calorie cappuccino when I made my winter storm dash to the store! I love the stuff! Have you tried the sugar free apple cider or the 25 calorie swiss miss cocoa? I need lots of hot drinks when snowed in and these are my favorites!

9405018--Pat said...

love the snow's been snowing here all day...your gumbo looks wonderful...thanks for sharing...Pat H

Deb said...

we just got rain and cold up here in North Texas...stay warm BJ

Gay Vaughan said...

Your photos make me so hoongry!! Beautiful shots of winter weather. Here in my part of Texas...just rain:( cold, cold, rain. ick! Enjoyed your post. Stay warm!

Sage said...

You are really getting a taste of Mr winter this year. All you pictures warm up the heart. We do not have that much snow this year, but this week it has been bitter cold. I have never made gumbo and it looks and sounds wonderful.

prashant said...

I know nothing of.
Snow. Just the word fills me with a wonderful feeling.

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