Morning Walk

1:54 p.m. on December 10, 2012 (EST)
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4 mile walk, nothing special, except, it snowed...............in Texas.  Should be mostly melted by this afternoon.  26 deg F, wind 20 mph NNW.

Awoke and saw this in the backyard
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9:21 p.m. on December 10, 2012 (EST)
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Got your snow tires on?

10:18 p.m. on December 10, 2012 (EST)
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Funny you should say that.  That amount of snow right there made the school district decide to declare a snow day!  In the recent past, it has snowed upwards of 15" during one storm and get this, on Christmas Day of all things!  I lived in Denver, Colorado for 12 years and never saw a white Christmas. 

2:01 p.m. on December 11, 2012 (EST)
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neato Rob! I imagine this was quite exciting for the area kids. I moved from Florida to Tennessee when I was 10 and my first snow experience was amazing; I went from never having seen it in person to playing in three feet of it. Of course we had no clothes for it ahvign just moved there. We used socks for gloves, put on double pants, etc... When everything wetted through we stopmed it off, put on more and went back out until we were exhasted and out of dry clothes.

2:53 p.m. on December 11, 2012 (EST)
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You have snow in texas and I have grass in new hampshire.

5:47 p.m. on December 11, 2012 (EST)
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That's some nice country you have down there. The picture below was of my "morning walk", although it was taken in the afternoon during our brief twilight. The sun set a couple of weeks ago and soon it will be completely dark.

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Temperature was -38C.

9:33 p.m. on December 11, 2012 (EST)
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Dang North, that is some crazy scenery!  Reminds me of the movie, "The Thing"

11:44 p.m. on December 11, 2012 (EST)
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Thanks Rob, most years the snow falls in September and stays until the end of May or early June. Of course you can find snow anytime of year in areas sheltered from the sun. My wife and I enjoy skijoring on the weekends; any excuse to get outside. I'm not the strongest skier; I lack the necessary balance, but enjoy it none the less. When it is this cold, though, the snow is like sandpaper, and that slows you down to an easy pace, even with a dog pulling. You can quickly lose sight of town though and have a difficult time finding your way back. Needless to say, even on short walks I usually carry some extra food and gear in my pockets.

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