Saturday, February 05, 2011

Monster Icicles in Texas

Texas has gotten hit with a pretty good winter this year! Because of the amount of ice on the roads, the kids got 4 "snow days" this week. That was thanks to thunderstorms that came before the freeze. We had a thick sheet of ice everywhere. The kids didn't mind at all! No school! And I think we got about 6 inches of snow over the past couple of days and the forecast shows more possibly coming. I haven't gone outside the house at all this whole time because I'm a wuss and its been in the single digits(negatives with windchill). But I finally walked out today now thats its warmed up a teensy bit and took a couple of pics of some of the monster sized icicles that have formed. They are really pretty, but also look pretty dangerous. Don't walk under these bad boys. They might fall. And that might hurt a smidge.

These are pictures I took from inside the house yesterday. Just thought they were cool shots.

While I love the snow, I'm feeling kinda done with the cold. C'mon Spring, I'm ready. This Texan can't take too much :) I'm so grateful for cozy socks, a fireplace, hot chocolate & a sweet baby to cuddle with and keep me warm.


Cynthia said...

Those are some serious icecycles for sure definitely keeping to being Texas sized. Man did you measure them probably a record. The ones of the side of the play house are insane. Love all the pics we are jealous of course but are also happy for you guys. I'm with you I'm a wuss when it comes to getting out in the cold my joints tell me Noooooooooo you are crazy if you go out there but its been nice watching from within and my mini trips here and there are about all I need right now. Oh yeah and our Cocomotion machine is working OT a lot and I mean literally here at the house and Joe took it to work today so the "guys" could have some great hot chocolate thanks for that lil contraption its a keeper and we love it we keep it going this time of year.

jOeY said...

Those pics look awesome! The icicles are fun to break too! :)

Marie Rayner said...

I'm with you Holly! Roll on Spring!! I am tired of the winter and cold and wind and rain too! xxoo

Grammy Staffy said...

Burrrr.... I am a fair weather gal. I hope spring will come soon.
Hugs, Lura


You guys have some of the craziest weather ever! at least it keeps things interesting