February 20, 2010

The Snowy Day

A little over a week ago, we had record-breaking snowfall here in North Texas. If I recall correctly, there were 12+ inches recorded in some areas, though I'd say we had somewhere around 8 inches in our yard. Crazy, right?

Naturally, I snapped a bunch of photos since all of the classes I had pulled an all-nighter for were canceled. Yaaay. In my ridiculously sleep deprived state, I reverted to the age of 8 and ran around all day in the snow with my dogs.


This was one of the very first pictures I took of the snow. That's at roughly 6 AM when I finally opened the blinds after staying up all night and was shocked to see a thick blanket of snow on the ground. Here in Texas, it's crazy to see snow gathering on the concrete. That's just something that doesn't happen. Ice, sure, but snow? Never.

The above was actually shot with my husband's point and shoot. I wanted to make sure I wouldn't bust my butt while carrying my more expensive DSLR, just in case there was indeed a layer of ice under the purty snow.

Snow VDub

A little later, I ventured out with my own camera in tow. The juxtaposition of the *snow* and our Jetta's Texas plates makes me smile. You can tell this was still pretty early on. By the day's end, the whole hood had several inches of snow on top.


We have way more holly bushes in our yard than we know what to do with. This is the friendliest holly that we have. The rest are the extra-spiny bushes of dooooom that wreak havoc on your feet if you step on their leaves barefoot (and I like to wander around my yard barefoot, thankyouverymuch). They're green and pretty all year long (and don't the berries look superb with a li'l spattering of snow?) but I have a bit of a vendetta against my holly army.


As previously mentioned, I spent a vast portion of the day running around outside with my dogs. Our 2 great danes had an absolute blast out in that cold, wet, white stuff. I wish we had it more often for them to enjoy.


That's Trajan, in all his floppity-eared goodness, having a good romp. He's a 1.5 year old blue dane. He's named for the Roman Emperor, so no, it's not a misspelling of "Trojan", as the vet's office always seems to the think. ;)


*snort* The drooool! Trajan almost never drools, so it totally cracks me up every time I see this shot.


The drool strikes again! That facial expression is so ridiculous.


Here's Gus (short for Augustus), our 10-month-old fawn dane. Despite being younger and far more petite than Trajan, he's definitely the dominate of the two. He has been from day 1.


I love taking action shots of my pups. They definitely challenge me, with how quickly they gallop about the yard.


Snow om nom nom nom.

Tracks in the Snow

I forget whether these were early morning rabbit tracks or tracks from my dogs. Hm. The shape makes me think rabbit, but I'm not sure.

Mary & Trajan

I'll close with this shot that my husband took with his camera of Trajan and me at about 1 AM. Yup, despite my all-nighter, I stayed up aaall day to make the most of the snow day. I know folks from places further north get sick of the snow, but it's such a novelty here that I can't help but get all giddy about it!


P.S. Here's a video of Trajan & Gus romping around together. Calypso the Kitty makes a brief appearance as well.

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Regina Monday, February 22, 2010 at 2:22:00 PM CST  

Haha, you Dallas people and your snow! LOL! Glad you got to enjoy it!

Julia O'C Sunday, February 28, 2010 at 8:34:00 AM CST  

I *LOVE* the picture of Trajan with his eyes closed. Such contentment.

Bringing the Beauty to You! Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at 9:16:00 AM CST  

I love your snow pics!

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