Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Snow, Rain, Mist, Ice Pellets in the Texas Hill Country

Who ever heard of a weather forecast for all of the above at once ?

Less than 48 hours ago it was 80F degrees here.  But anything can happen in the Texas Hill Country...and will.  

In the beginning sequence, look for the cheery red cardinal in the hanging tray feeder. 

Stay warm, friends.

Words and photos by Kathleen Scott,for her blog Hill Country Mysteries. Copyright 2009-2010.


  1. Can you believe this? Keep the short sleeves handy. We'll probably need them, before the week is out.

  2. Yep. It's nice and warm and beautiful here in North Florida today and supposed to be 28 tomorrow night. This is getting wearying. And yet- how dare I complain? I do it BECAUSE I CAN!

  3. I lived in New York twice and Germany three times, so whenever I hear about snow and ice, I always say "Been there. Done that." And once I almost killed myself sliding off an icy highway in Missouri. Still, I have to say it was kind of cool to see this soft, wet snow falling in the Texas Hill Country.

  4. It is so beautiful to watch your snow dropping, and i pity those plants trying to withstand all those. However, in this part of the world agricultural lands are cracking due to the heat and lack of water. Our farms dried up and thousands of hectares are suffering. Rain seeding is not successful because there are no clouds to spread the salt to make the rain. Maybe we should exchange places for some months so we can have them all.

    I love your video.

  5. Yesterday was mesmerizing. Between gazing out the window and staring at the fire, it was hard to get anything much accomplished that would fit on a to-do list.

    Icing on the cake? The thrilled shouts of school kids across the street when they finally got their chance to play in the white stuff. Being wet or cold didn't slow them down one whit. Their shrieks of delight were just the right music for the winding down of a wonderful day.

  6. I never tire of weather as a subject.
    We are getting our share of the lion and lamb here.

    I remember the first time I experienced this sort of phenomena, when we travelled through the Rockies from Calgary , it was 103 degrees in the morning and snowing in the afternoon.

  7. If you don't like the weather in Texas, wait five minutes and it will change. LOL -- we went from 70 dregrees at the weekend to freezing last night, here in the Houston area. Back up to 60-ish today and back down to freezing-ish tonight. Crazy weather, but at least we don't get bored.

  8. We had sleet and snow here northwest of Houston yesterday, too. Of course, nothing stuck because it had been raining all day, but the snow - big fat fluffy flakes - was just beautiful while it was falling.

  9. More of the same going on in Vero Beach, FL....except for the ice pellets, thank God! Went bike-riding today in gloves, hat,scarf, 3 layers and a winter coat. Enough! Kat, your gardens are so pretty. I watched your 9/9/09 minute of rain too. So lovely.
    Love the videos!


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