Texas: Old Man Winter


Around here, Texas, is known for its unpredictable weather. It can be in the high 70’s one day and drop below freezing the next. The last couple of weeks are no exception. A blast of wintry mix usually includes snow, ice and rain. A disaster for most Texas drivers. Driving recklessly and almost always to fast. I hate to get out on the roads. The ice and snow aren’t the problem. It’s the crazy people who miscalculate the road conditions that worry me. Thankfully, I was off work, today. It has been snowing since the early morning hours and predicted to be snowing for hours more. The snowy wet weather is a welcome here. We need the moisture. There are so many parts of Texas suffering from extreme droughts. I’m glad old man winter is upon us.

About half past 10, I was noticing from the window view of my office, the horses were romping back and forth across the pasture. I had to join in the fun, so I put some warm layers on and ventured out to the barn. The snow was falling heavy at the time. The horses greeted me at the barn door for possible hand-outs. They know my pockets are always full of something special. Today wasn’t any different. Though, instead of lining my pockets, I grabbed the whole can. The horses quickly gathered around me for a nibble or two of peppermint treats. I love their enthusiasm. Jerzey, the less patient one of the herd, always pushing her weight around. She has the first word and the last in any horsey situation. Handsome, who hovers over me like an old hen. He’s going to get his hand-out, even if he has to walk over the top of me and balance all fours from the top of my head. And, Jewels, the lowest on the pecking order, bringing up the rear. She doesn’t really have a choice in the matter.


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One comment on “Texas: Old Man Winter
  1. Elinor says:

    I bet the horses loved the snow! I know it’s cold, and icky, but now, that spring is here, this one post is probably just a fun memory 🙂
    We need water really badly in California too…!

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