Wednesday, December 30, 2009

more of the same on the way...


I thought we might be done with blizzards for a while. This photo is from Saturday and as you can see, two days after the snow and ice arrived, it was planning to stay for the long haul. This looks like a wet road, right? Was not. Was a solid sheet of very contented ice with some water on top and runoff sluicing down the sides of the bridge, clearly intending to hang about a bit. In fact, when I got back to the area this afternoon, the rolling fields by the highway were still blanketed in white, and there are big, icebergy chunks of mucky snow/ice on the sides of the road.


Got home Tuesday and turned the heat up (brrrrr!) and the snow started falling again. Hopefully it won't be so dramatic as last time!

5 comments:

Stingray said...

Cold wet weather + bridge + car = "ohshitoshitoshitoshitoshit," end of story. At least regular roads have the decency to have some thermal energy built up at *some* miserable depth or another under the ground, instead of just hanging out at the ambient air temp and freezing any liquid instantly.

Buck said...

Winter is kicking our asses, too. Misery loves company. I think.

Robert Langham said...

Glad you are home safe and sound. Sorry to hear about your loss.

rickn8or said...

I didna think this snow/ice was permitted in Tejas.
Happy New Year, Phlegmmy and posters.

schnoobie said...

My sympathies...that shite is just part of the typical winter landscape up here in corn-and-bean land..I've many fond memories of unintentional 360's on various roads.. ( wheeeeeee).. hope you got stocked up on the essentials dog treats and beauty products..!