By now you have probably heard that winter has even reached Texas. Not even a week before we had been enjoying weather in the high 70’s and signs of spring were present.
Both the pansies and primroses seemed to take the plummeting temperatures in stride.
The entire neighborhood looked like an enchanted fairyland.
It was an adventure for this guy who doesn’t remember living in Germany, only the desert of Phoenix. He sweetly cleared the walk with a garden shovel so the fur boys could easily reach their favorite tree. :)
Meanwhile, our niece “Birdie” had come to visit from Philly. We accused her of bringing the weather with her.
She and her Uncle Eric had a jolly afternoon and made the neighbors smile.
Several people stopped by to take a picture of their “Snow Dachshund”.
I busied myself keeping a houseful fed but took a moment to sneak out to capture a bit of beauty.
Feeling artistic I looked for various textures…
…Focusing on reflection and light.
I might have been one of the few Texans delighted with the white splendor. Since this weather is a rarity there are no snow removal services or salt trucks. An ice/snow storm such as this cripples the entire city.
Having lived in the desert the past 10 years we are all sorely lacking in cold weather gear. Keeping in mind that we are much more likely to encounter rain I decided to purchase these “Jubilee” wellies that seem to have my name written all over them.
English roses, bunting, foxes, bunnies, the Union Jack and a crown….well, they are truly fit for a Queen. Or at least the Duchess of Décor. :)
To make them a bit more warmer on the off chance it snows again I also ordered some Hunter fleece boot socks in Navy.
It’s a truly classic look…
…which has recently had a resurgence of popularity in the fashion world. Although the Duchess is shown wearing Le Chameau wellies here.
How are you keeping warm?
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