On the first day of February, a frigid ice-storm from Canada directed its nastiness towards the residents of mid-western and southern states, dumping several inches of snow and ice in its wake. Here in north Texas, ice layers the ground, and freezes the air.
Currently, it feels like 6 F. and that's windchill only. In real degrees it's about 16 F.
Some people are using the phrase "super storm 2011" as if this is going to be the last bad / cold weather we're going to receive this winter! I kinda doubt if this is the last of the harsh winter weather. We usually have at least a couple of bad spells in February, and then at least one in March, which is usually a very windy month.
And what's with all of the hype surrounding 2010 being the "hottest year on record, since 1998"? I think this has been one of the coldest, meanest winters I can remember, and last winter it snowed 5 times. I mean snowed.
Here are some pictures of what it looks like. I just hope that wherever you are, that you are blessed with warmth and a roof over your heads! God help and protect those who are homeless and without shelter at this frigid time of year.
|The frozen gardens|
|Icy all around|