WINTER IN TEXAS

 

Already before I got up, it had begun
to snow almost imperceptibly. This was the first snow
in Texas. It was nothing like in Northern Californian
mountains. But this week’s snow was a game changer:
6 inches snow, below zero weather, and power outages.

 

 

Looking down from my bedroom I was excited
seeing this first snow..
They had told me, it almost never snows here
Only see one set of tire tracks.

 

In the afternoon of the first time of snow
I saw a/more driver(s) must have been
exited too, driving circles in the cul de sac

 

Two days later …  a reflection
out of the short appearance of snow a few weeks ago.

 

 

They survived the trauma of being in a box for 6 weeks
for the move from another state, and
have never given this many flowers!

 

 

Empty. but not for long! The grey cups are the prize
of a visit to the Goodwill. My favorite Grace-coffee cup.
(the word grace is on the drinking edge on the inside).

All on our home made slate table.
One Word Sunday: empty.Makro-Tex: Favorite (coffee cup)

 

 

The petroleum cooker is an antique from the Netherlands. According to a Dutch blog they started using them in 1880.
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38 thoughts on “WINTER IN TEXAS

  1. So sad for Texas and those who lost their lives. We up North have warm coats, blankets, etc because it gets cold. Probably there, they don’t because it’s always mild winters. So sad for the kids who wanted to play in the snow, but then could not warm up after with no heat. Hope never happens again. I love a great Goodwill find. Some throw away use nice things with lots of life left once they just get tired of them.

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  2. Junie, this is a very interesting pictorial post. I liked best your antique little petrol stove. Did you heat water with it for coffee when power was lost. We here in Katy, Texas, were without heat, power, and water for 48 hours and then on and off for a couple of more days.. It got awfully cold in the house, it was hard on the noses and ears. But then I dug out some old stocking caps that I had brought with me from the cold lands.
    Our casualties were an elderly daughter’s broken femur and parts of our pool pump apparatus.
    Stay warm, we are coming back to normal temperatures now here in the Houston suburbs.
    ..

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  3. I hope you are safe and warm. Texas is in some unprecedented times right now. Thank you for linking up.

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  4. Oh my! For some reason I thought you were in California. Stay safe – I hope it’s rectified soon. It’s so dangerous for people. I don’t really understand why the power is out for so long? Fingers crossed it’s returned.

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    1. Ally, thank you for thinking of me! Yeah, I won’t forget scooping up snow in my yard to get water:) It seems the blackouts was a political issue (what is now NOT political?) We’re doing well, now the power is turned back on, and we have heat! and light. Water is on and off, but we have water bottles.

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  5. I saw on Facebook, use a tent inside for sleeping. Body heat will keep you warm. Glad you have that petroleum cooker from the Netherlands. Beautiful first snow photographs! Be safe. Sending thoughts and prayers ….. !

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  6. Hope you are safe and well and have water. I know Texas is a big state and what we see on the news may not be true for all of it, but sure is bad news for your new state. Pretty pictures though.

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    1. At first we scooped up the snow and boiled it:) But it seems the power has been restored now. Thank you for your concern! Don’t know what you heard about Texas but already the first or second day of this freezing spell was a big pile up of cars, that resulted in a few deaths and 60 people in the hospital. Hoping this will be the end of the big news!

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  7. we have been reading about the power outages due to the storm in Texas. Stay safe and warm!!! And I loved your photograph for “empty”. Empty is my word of the year. Those empty cups are just sitting there waiting to be filled with something good. Just like me!

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    1. Thank you for coming by Laurie:) Yes, from a Dutch blog I know this news even reached Europe! But it is as one journalist put it a “once-in-a-generation” kind of happening. Have discovered I am not good in suffering. Even my brain was effected with this disctraction. Humbling eh?

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    1. Yesterday we had electricity, yay! If you read to replies to Klara and Deborah below, you know the whole story.. When we moved from the mountains I thought we didn’t have to deal with blackouts anymore. Last winter we had 5, but they were never longer than 2 days, and we had the woodstove to keep us warm.

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  8. hopefully power outages are of a short life. it is exciting to have snow in areas that don’t usually have it.

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    1. Klara, thank you for your concern. The rolling blackouts were basically 3 days. I read the wind turbines of the United Nations in the West of Texas had frozen up. Am perplexed and wonder what the United Nations.are doing in Texas?? (Because this state has a reputation of wanting no interfeence from anywhere else).

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    1. It’s serves more like a memory of the past, because these petrol cookers are even slower than a crockpot! Yes, so happy I could still cook, but the days largely without heat were miserable, because of no light no flusihing toilets, no water (we cscooped up snow and boiled it). Still thankful we had a roof above our head and walls, and were dressd inside like we would for the outside – 3 layers of clothers, scarf and hat inside.Since last year, life gave us adventures we did not count on, lol.

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  9. Your freezing cold weather was in our news yesterday. I hope you can manage to stay warm and healthy overthere.
    Our winter arrived on February 7th and it went on February 14th. But ijn between I had a fantastic week.
    Greetings from the Netherlands.

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    1. Thank you Jan! They’re not used to cold here, so there was a big pile up of cars a few days ago because they say – they didn’t cover the roads well enough with sand. A few deaths and 60 people in the hospital.
      The cold outside does not bother me because we have enough groceries for this week, but the cold inside is getting used to – dressed like I am outside! (they stagger the power outages, and it’s never when they say wjen the electricity will be on or off.). Thank heaven the gas cooking stove works!Now I can say greetings from icy Texas!

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