Texas weather has struck again. Friday saw us with freezing winds and rain, sleet and ice. The NiceBossLady called and told me to stay home. How could I argue with that???? Spent my day sewing! YEAH!!! Busted some stash on Christmas gifts!!!!
Did some reading in my recliner in front of a blazing fireplace. What a terrific day! Had a pork roast in the slow cooker which later became pulled pork. It was good.
Saturday we waited till lunchtime and headed to Brownwood to pick up my prescriptions. The roads were wet, it rained, but wasn’t unsafe. Walmart was packed. You’d have thought they were giving something away. NOT. I’ll never understand why people feel they have to be so rude. The store was full of absolute rudeness.
Few photos of the day….
Do you see the little fringe skirt of ice on the bottom of our street sign? Every sign we passed had that same little fringe. They looked so delicate and pretty.
Here we have a shot of the Bayou through the snow crusted pecan trees. First frost, followed by a strong round of winds took almost all the leaves. Now, they’re just stark skeletons.
There is one stretch on Hwy 206 where the Red Oak trees are thick. They are absolutely gorgeous. The leaves run the gamut from bright yellow to deep, cranberry reds. Of course, the battery on my camera died before I could get any photos. I so want red oak trees in our back 40. Don’t want to purchase one until the leaves are turning so I’ll know if it’s a “red” tree or a “brown/yellow” tree. I am only interested in the reds.
My favorites here at the house are the Pyrocanthia bushes. Those shockingly red berries and the green leaves…all covered in ice. Pretty.
So it is that Winter rears it’s cold head in Texas. We’ve enjoyed a dinner of homemade Zuppa Tuscana with a loaf of fresh made bread…have Tea Cakes for dessert. Kitchen is clean, laundry is done and I’m heading back to my recliner in front of the fire…and plan to stay warm!
Susan ~ Patchkat