Living and Gardening in the South Texas Hill Country
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Snowy February Day...
...follows a Beautiful Spring Morning. It's hard to believe just two days ago, the temperature was in the middle 70's and it felt like spring was just around the corner. No such luck. This morning we woke up to cold temperatures, low 30's, with a wintry mix of precipitation all around us. The weather pattern this winter has been so bizarre and unpredictable. It snowed and sleeted all morning long, very unusual for us here in deep South Texas. North Texas and the Dallas area are accustom to real winter weather. But it doesn't usually affect us this far South. Still, I found it beautiful and a welcome change from our typical weather pattern. Jut think, in 1996, the temperature on February 22 registered 100F!
Enjoy the beautiful winter wonderland in the hills of South Texas :)
My snow covered garden. I covered all my little seedlings with a thick layer of hay and a frost blanket.
My name is Diane and this blog is a journal of my life in Southwest Michigan. My wonderful husband and I lived in South Texas for more than 30 years. In the summer of 2010, we decided we were done with the unbearably long, hot Texas summers. To make a long story short, we bought a beautiful lot on a private lake in rural Southwest Michigan and built our retirement home. My husband has lots of family in this area and my brother and his family live in the central part of the state. Michigan seemed like the logical place to build. For now, we spend spring, summer and fall in Michigan and return to Texas for the winter. And we love it. I grew up in Massachusetts and have realized that I truly am a Northern girl at heart. I love the lakes and woods, cool nights and seasons. This blog is our journey and our life "up North." It is also a continuation of my Texas blog: www.dianestexasgarden.blogspot.com