What you may not be able to tell from this picture is that there is a solid sheet of ice underneath that white stuff.
It rained most of the night and as the temperatures dropped, we a lot sleet into the early morning hours. Snow began to fall after sunrise this morning.
If you follow Texas news or you live in or near Texas, you know that last year around this time, we experienced a massive snow storm that left millions without power and water, and here was a huge pile up on one of our interstates caused by black ice and limited visibility.
This year's storm has been significantly more mild. There have been some minor accidents, but far fewer power outages. Almost all of the school districts in this area cancelled school for Thursday and Friday in preparation of the coming storm. As an educator, I am grateful for the extra days off the snow has brung. I can't, however, stop thinking about my students and their families. I pray they are safe, warm, and well-prepared for our current conditions.
Fortunately, this weather will not last long here in our parts. By next week, we will see temperatures in the 50s or higher, and we probably won't even remember much about the snow and ice that us mostly shut in for a few days.
Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour.
[attributed to John Boswell]