Remember how I was complaining awhile ago that we probably wouldn't get any snow here in Texas? Well, we did! Yep, it snowed a bit yesterday and then some more overnight. This is nothing compared to where I'm from (and I'll be able to share some *real* snow pictures with you next week when I visit the snowy Midwest!) but around here, it's a big deal! So much in fact, that I didn't have to go into work at the regular time this morning. I'll be leaving to go in a bit, but I definitely won't complain about the opportunity to hang out with my kitties and get a few things done around the house!
I took a few pictures of our "snow" that I thought I'd share with you.
Not a lot, but still pretty. Enjoy!
|Ok, I totally cheated with this photo! I used the "add snow" option in Picasa that makes it look like it's snowing! That's why it's snowing under the awning, lol. It was snowing when I took the picture, but it didn't show up that way in the picture. A little extra snow never hurt, right? :)|
When I was moving my car this morning, (my husband still had to go to work early, hehe), I was looking at the snow on my windshield and noticed that instead of snowflakes, there were little "sticks" of snow. Turns out, they are actually called "snow needles". These change from thin plates to needle shapes in the air when the temperature changes a few degrees and only grow at around 23 degrees F. So even though I was hoping for pretty snowflake shapes, it sounds like snow needles are rather unusual, so that's kind of cool. I zoomed in on one of my pictures (below) so you can see them. Or go here to read all about types of snowflakes. Awesome website.