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Saturday, February 05, 2011

Definite Proof That We Needed A Snow Day Even Though There Wasn't Any Snow

Look:
In years past I have spent a good solid hour just trying to get from North Braeswood to South Braeswood, and that was just for heavy rain, not snow.
Now that we had actual ice, I say our snow day was well deserved, especially since the freeways were closed. Gallons and gallons of gas would have been wasted as cars idled while the drivers whiled away their work day stuck on the side roads.

We're already not incredibly environmentally friendly. Better not to chance it.

Besides, if we have to deal with cockroaches, floods, 100 degree temperatures, tropical rain storms, and hurricanes, we should definitely get to stay inside when the temperature is in the twenties.

That's just fair.

Here are some ice pictures. I couldn't take very many, because I don't own gloves:more ice on tree
These look like water droplets, but they're really ice. In Houston. On roses that were in bloom the very day before. We definitely needed to stay home:
ice on rose
Does it count as taking photos while driving if you're at a stop light? Here's a truck in the lane next to me. Yeah I know I said we should stay in, but this was after 12:00, when the roads were deemed "safe-ish". The freeway was still closed though:
ice on truck next to me at stop light
Here's one last one from the same tree as the first picture, in front of our house. Now please excuse me. I have on 752 sweaters and it's hard to move my arms into the proper position to type. I might have to come back and center and resize the photos later!
ice on tree

27 comments:

BloggerFather said...

It makes me realize how much I've come to accept the cold weather here. You know I don't have gloves too? I don't even wear that many layers. And I even taught myself that arching my back forward like a hunchback DOESN'T keep me warm, so I might as well look cool while I'm freezing.

Nicki said...

yea, I'd say you earned an ice/snow day. Ice is much worse than snow to travel in any way. You have some interesting shots - and it appears that your focus is pretty good.

Staci said...

Beautiful photos but I know what you mean! The ice was treacherous the other day!

Samantha said...

Those are all incredible shots, and after seeing them, I don't blame you for wanting to stay inside all day! Brrr!

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Blogger/father - You don't have gloves? But you have mittens, right? Surely you must take that boy of yours out to play in the snow with *something* on your hands, right? I heard about that hunchback thing. I think.

Thanks Nicki! I think it was well deserved too! :-)

Thanks Staci! Now I'm going to have to look around your blog so I can see if you had our ice or ice from far away!

Thanks Samantha!

pat said...

Good for you for getting out in the cold. LOVE the wheelwell icicles....nice catch!

HLIP said...

I love the first one - very pretty.

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Thanks Pat! Luckily it was a sort of a long light!

Thanks HLIP!

k said...

Wow.. that's a lot of ice! I love the first one. Beautiful colors and shine!

Tracy said...

Your photo's are gorgeous.
I'm sorry to giggle, but your 20F is only -1C here. Which for us Northern's is still t-shirt weather as hubby likes to say lol. Funny that is the temp here today, and it is beautiful out.
But I still would rather be in the plus's :)

Leilani said...

BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE that first image!

Disa said...

heat advisory days? shouldn't there be some of those? that would dissuade those people of wal-mart heading out in tube tops and hot pants.

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Thanks K! It was a lot for Houston, but not as bad as everyone thought it would be.

Tracy - Anything below 60 F is freezing here! Our houses are built to keep the warmth OUT! :-)

Thanks Leilani!! :-) :-) :-)

Disa - I think we do have those too! Except they call them like ozone watch days or something. It's not exactly the same, but it's always when it's really, really hot. We are supposed to keep kids and old people inside.

SJ said...

Those photos are cool in both senses of the word.

Kerry McKibbins said...

Yeah, yeah, yeah, so what it's cold.... You'll get no sympathy from this NYer.
But let's talk about those pics!!! Love them!!!! Icicles and all!

Arizaphale said...

Beautiful shots. Especially love the truck shot! Cold is relative. I TOTALLY get that from here in Australia! :-)

Marlene said...

Your photos are amazing! That alone, qualifies you for a snow day!

Slyde said...

dont get me started on the snow situation.. im done.. done.

p.s. im not sure what your comment meant over on my blog... did i sleepwalk and accidently call you a vapid dipshit? if i did, i apologize :)

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Thanks SJ!

Kerry - No, no no! The emphasis here is on the terrible, terrible DANGER & how horrible it would have been if people were out on the roads in ice!!!! :-) :-) :-) Thanks on the pictures!

Thanks Arizaphal and thanks Marlene!

Slyde - You didn't call me a vapid dipshit! I deleted my comment anyway, because I meant for it to read "I'm over it!" but I think I accidentally made it to read, "I'm not over it!" It will probably make more sense if you read through your comments on the rock post.

Ann @ I blog, therefore I am. said...

Beautiful pictures. That's just another day in paradise here in Buffalo.

John C said...

I originally mistook the first one for a small plum. Loved how it was evenly enveloped by the ice.

Lara said...

Even though I know your fingers were probably frozen off, since you have no gloves and all, I love the pictures. They really are beautiful!

And I'm glad you had a snow day!

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Thanks Ann!

John - They turn out to be decorative apples! They're very tiny, really.

Thanks Lara!

Thalassa said...

I love the ice photos! And I agree that if we have to deal with giant flying cockroaches and 110 degree summers, we should get a pass when there's ice on the roads.

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Thanks Thalassa! Ugh and I hadn't even CONSIDERED the flying kind!!!!

Janet said...

Just catching up on all of your goings-on. Dang, Jill -- your photos are amazing!

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Thanks Janet! I was kind'a pleased with those! (Kind of - like, I showed them to everyone I know, multiple times...) :-)

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